Police Find Marijuana, Paraphernalia Hid All Over Car in 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.
A police officer stopped a speeding car just north of Miller Road on Interstate 77 at about 7:30 a.m. Dec. 16.
The officer then approached the driver's side of the car and could immediately smell the strong smell of marijuana.
Once backup arrived, the driver, a 20-year-old North Canton man, was patted down for weapons and asked how much marijuana was in the car and where it was.
The driver said he had a small amount in the center console. He was placed in the police cruiser, along with the three passengers.
The officers opened the center console and found a plastic bag of marijuana, three prescription bottles with labels removed that had marijuana debris and a purple cylinder-shaped grinder that also had marijuana debris.
Under the passenger front seat, officers found a glass jar containing marijuana. A brown case with a 4-inch multicolored ceramic smoking pipe and a pack of 12-inch rolling papers were found in the pouch behind the seat.
Under the driver's seat, officers found a wooden two-compartment container with a "one-hitter" and two packs of rolling papers inside.
The driver said all the contraband was his and was charged with speeding, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.
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