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Patrol Dog In Ohio Helps Find Counterfeit Perfume

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ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - A drug-sniffing patrol dog picked up on a different scent to help northern Ohio authorities this week.

The State Highway Patrol says troopers seized almost 1,500 counterfeit perfume and cologne bottles following a traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County. Authorities say a patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle while it was stopped.

Three men from Dearborn, Mich., are facing felony charges following a search of their cargo van.

The patrol says troopers stopped the vehicle for speeding and found 1,497 bottles of counterfeit perfume and cologne, worth an estimated $75,000.

The men have been charged with trademark counterfeiting and criminal simulation, both fourth-degree felonies. If convicted, they could each face up to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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