Police Discover Felony Warrant, Marijuana on a Traffic Stop: Brecksville Police Blotter
The following information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Passenger wanted on a felony warrant
Police stopped a car with a missing front license plate on Interstate 77 at 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. The traffic stop went downhill from there for the driver and passenger. The driver, a 38-year-old Canton woman, just had a temporary license with her, and the passenger, a 47-year-old Richmond Heights man, said he had no identification on him and couldn’t remember his social security number.
It turned out that the driver’s license was suspended and that the passenger had a felony warrant out for his arrest from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was for carrying a concealed weapon and included the note that the man was to be considered “armed and dangerous with violent tendencies.”
Police asked the man to step out of the car, handcuffed him and patted him down. The officer quickly found a bag of suspected marijuana in the man’s jacket pocket. Police later found a grinder with marijuana residue in a bag in the trunk, along with men’s clothes.
And the man was wrong about the identification—police found a wallet with two IDs and the man’s social security card inside. The wallet also included a debit card in a name that was not the man’s. He said it was a friend’s card, and a customer service representative could not say if it had been stolen. The card was held for the owner.
The driver was cited for driving under suspension and for the improper display of a license plate. The passenger was charged with possession of marijuana and held for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office on the warrant.
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