A traffic stop led police to about pound of marijuana and a bag full of cash on SR 14 in Streetsboro Wednesday.
Streetsboro police stopped a vehicle driven by Samantha Elhert, 19, of WIllowick, for a registration violation. She was found to be driving without a license.
A tow truck was called to the scene when officers found out the passenger in the vehicle, Robert Webb, 22, of Willowick, also had a suspended license.
When officers searched the vehicle, they found the marijauana and about $9,000 in cash.
Both Ehlert and Webb were arrested and charged with possession of drugs and trafficking in drugs.
They were taken to the Portage County Jail.
After nearly a month long investigation, Alliance police uncovered what they believe is the largest indoor marijuana growing operation in the department's history.
The Alliance Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant in the 2100 block South Seneca Avenue Tuesday around 8 p.m.
Authorities found what they believe was the largest indoor marijuana growing operation within four rooms inside the residence which included 260 marijuana plants in various stages of growth.
Alliance police also found an elaborate lighting and ventilation system, fertilizing system, growing aids and more that $7,000 in cash which is believed to be proceeds from the grow operation.
Robert Baumgartner, 41, was found leaving the home as officers arrived, and was taken into custody without incident.
He has been charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of criminal tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Baumgartner was taken to the Stark County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled in Alliance Municipal Court Wednesday, April 27th.
A Cuyahoga Falls man faces domestic violence and drug charges, after police say a victim says he used a handgun to threaten.
Falls police say the alleged incident was reported at the home of 23 year-old Brandon Richards Wednesday afternoon.
When sent the SWAT Team to enter and arrest Richards at about 11 PM Wednesday night, he wasn't home.
Police say that while officers were executing a search warrant and seizing evidence, Richards came home at about 1:15 this morning - and was arrested without incident.
Richards faces felony charges of domestic violence and trafficking in marijuana. The investigation continues.
A wandering two-year old spotting along SR 44 in Louisville led police to his sleeping father Sunday evening.
News Channel 5 reports police were called to SR 44 after a motorist saw the boy walking along the road around 5:30 p.m.
Once found, the boy led the cops back to his apartment where they located the sleeping dad.
He was woken by the officers and told them he had smoked marijuana, according to investigators.
Daniel Phillips was arrested and charged with child endangering, drug possession, and drug paraphernalia.
Phillips was released on bond and will be arraigned in Canton Municipal Court Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
The boy is in the custody of his grandmother. He was found unharmed.
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After a two-month investigation into illegal drug sales, Akron Police have arrested a couple accused of making synthetic marijuana that they sold through the window of a drive-thru on Akron's southeast side.
Akron Police vice and narcotics officers executed a search warrant late Friday night at the South Street Drive-Thru. Officers believed both Michael and Lori Sullivan who own the drive-thru were making drugs inside the store and at their home on North Arlington Street.
Police say they made the drugs while their 15-month old child was nearby. The child is currently in the custody of the Summit County Child Services.
During the search, Detectives recovered 27 packs of synthetic marijuana, over $1,500 in cash and two handguns from the drive-thru. They also recovered 109 packs of synthetic marijuana, two handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, body armor, over 1,200 rounds of ammunition, and other items used to make synthetic marijuana at their home.
The Sullivans, both 23, were arrested on various drug-related charges and child endangering.
52-year old Suzanne Eakin, the mother of Lori Sullivan, is also facing drug and child endangering charges as well.
Also arrested were brothers Joey and Joshua Jarvis who are facing drug-related charges according to police.
One Massillon man allegedly attempted to pay for his cab fare with something green....but it wasn't money.
According to the Beacon Journal Bath Township Police arrested 38-year old Jacob Bruckner on drug charges for trying to pay part of his cab fare with marijuana.
Bruckner had rang up a $24 cab fare on his way to the Holiday Inn on Medina Road, and once he arrived, police say Bruckner then went to his room under the assumption of paying the fare.
The cabbie said to police her returned with only $15, but offered to pay off the rest of the fare with a little bag of marijuana. The driver declined and then called police.
Police say Bruckner admitted to making the offer and said he only had $5, which he gave up to the cabbie.
Bruckner was subsequently charged with Drug Abuse and released. His case is currently pending in Akron Municipal Court.
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A 44-year-old Windham township man has been arrested for trafficking around 10 pounds marijuana.
After several months of investigating, the Portage County Drug Task Force along with help from Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force and Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested Daniel D. Lucas following a traffic stop on December 8.
Authorities also conducted a search warrant inside Lucas's home and and found large amounts of marijuana, marijuana cultivation equipment and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Lucas has been charged with trafficking in marijuana. More charges are expected following a review by a Portage County Grand Jury.
A Uniontown teen faces drug-related charges for dropping off marijuana at a pharmacy.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports the 17-year old left a bottle labeled as medication at a Coventry Township Rite Aid drug store at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Deputies say marijuana was found inside the bottle.
The teen faces drug possession charges.
A 17-year-old Bath resident has been charged with trafficking after he was observed by police in a drug transaction.
News Channel 5 reports that Bath police seized 40 grams of marijuana and $2,000 from the suspect.
No further information is available at this time.
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