An 23-year-old man was arrested after state troopers found a loaded handgun, drugs and ecstasy pills at an OVI checkpoint in Akron over the weekend.
Troopers with the Canton Patrol Post held the checkpoint on South Main Street in Akron late Friday night (May 17) where they detected the smell of alcohol inside a vehicle driven by Noah Eskridge, 23, of Akron.
Troopers found a loaded 9 mm handgun, eight grams of heroin, a gram of marijuana and 18 ecstasy pills with a street value worth about $1,400.
Eskridge was taken to the Summit County Jail and was charged with possession and trafficking in drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and OVI.
Troopers say if convicted, he could face up to 11-and-half years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.