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Unusual-Looking Cigarette Catches Officer's Eye 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.

The following incident was reported by the Brecksville Police Department on Dec. 11. The information was compiled from a police report.

A police officer pulled over a car with a loud exhaust on Vaughn Road at about 11:25 p.m. on Dec. 11.

The driver, a 19-year-old Solon man, was asked to produce his driver's license, registration and proof of insurance. When he leaned toward the glove box, the officer noticed a burnt, filterless cigarette with a red mark on it. The mark was unlike any the officer had seen on a normal cigarette; it looked like a marijuana "roach."

The officer asked to see the cigarette, which smelt like a mixture of burnt and raw marijuana, according to the police report.

The officer found a clear plastic bag with suspected marijuana in the center console and a prescription bottle, written for someone else, with more suspected marijuana in a tan bag in the trunk.

The man was cited for a loud or faulty exhaust and for possession of marijuana.

Everybody makes mistakes—even us! If there's something in this article that you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, give Local Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty a ring at 440-292-7245 or shoot her an email at rachel.abbey@patch.com.

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