An Akron man busted for cocaine trafficking Wednesday didn't go down without a fight. Akron Police say Antonio E. Johnson tried to swallow a baggie of cocaine after they stopped his car at West North Street. and Valley Street. Then he got into a struggle with officers who had to eventually tase him.
Johnson faces charges of possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also faces a count of child endangering because his 14-year-old niece was in the car with him when he was stopped.
Johnson's sister Dalaina was also in the car. She is the mother of the 14-year-old and is charged with trafficking in cocaine and child endangering.
Antonio E. Johnson, 33, of Hamlin Street in Akron, was charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, child endangering and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was stopped at West North Street and Valley Street for an investigative stop. As officer approached the car, officers observed Johnson attempting to swallow a large baggie of cocaine. Johnson then struggled with the officers before one officer tased him. Officers recovered a digital scale in his pant pocket. Johnson’s fourteen year old niece was in the rear seat of the car.
Dalaina F. Johnson, 38, of West Thornton Street in Akron, was charged with trafficking in cocaine and child endangering. Johnson was the passenger in her brother’s cart stopped at West North Street and Valley Street. Her brother attempted to swallow a baggie of cocaine. Her daughter was in the back seat of the car.