Police find needles, marijuana grinder
At about 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 16, police noticed a car with a very dark tint on its windows and, after running the registration, realized the owner’s license was suspended. Police pulled the car over on Interstate 77 and asked the driver out of the car.
After an officer noticed a hypodermic needle inside, police asked the driver if he was diabetic. The 23-year-old Akron man said he was not, and that he didn’t know of anything illegal in the car. He said that he did not abuse drugs and added that a friend had recently borrowed the car.
The police dog helped officers find a needle with a cotton ball filter, some marijuana stems and debris and a seed grinder with marijuana residue in the center armrest. Police found another needle under the driver’s seat.
At the station, the driver told police that he used to be a heroin user, but that the paraphernalia was not his. He was charged for possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, and cited for the window tint and for driving under suspension.
Faulty turn signal leads to arrest
Police pulled a car over on Highland Drive a little after 9 a.m. on Jan. 11. The officer did not see the driver’s turn signal when he turned on the road, but the driver said he thought he used it. It turned out that the signal wasn’t working.
When the officer asked the 21-year-old Mentor man for his information, he told police he had a warrant. And he did—it was from the Kent State University police, and it was for failing to appear on an underage consumption/possession of alcohol charge.
And it got worse for the driver. Police found a multicolored pipe and a grinder with marijuana residue inside. The car was turned over to the passenger, and the driver was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for the turn signal and told that Kent State wanted him on the warrant.
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