Authorities seized around $100,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Lake Township Wednesday morning.
The driver of the car, Robert D. Hammond, 29, of Akron, and his passenger, Eric M. Strickland, 45, of Chicago, were arrested and charged with drug abuse and drug trafficking.
The State Highway Patrol reports a drug-sniffing canine alerted troopers to the car after authorities stopped the vehicle for a marked lanes violation. Authorities found a kilo of cocaine inside a shoe box in the car's trunk.
Troopers say the men were in a rented 2013 Toyota Camry with an Illinois registration.
If convicted, the men could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.