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Felony Drug Charges for One Speeding Driver: 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 Oct. 1. The information was compiled from a police report, except where otherwise noted.

Speeding leads to a drug charge

An officer pulled a speeding driver over on Interstate 77 at 10:18 p.m. on Oct. 1. The driver, who did not have a license with her, apologized for speeding, saying she was listening to her music and “zoned.”

The officer noticed a pill bottle in the center console, but did not ask about it before running the driver’s information. The bottle was missing when the officer returned; the driver had put it in her pocket and gave it to the officer when asked. There were small white pills inside, which the officer identified as hydromorphone. The driver said they belonged to a friend and she was taking them to him. Officers found another four pills in the car, one of which was not a controlled drug. The driver, a 28-year-old Akron woman, was taken back to the station, cited and held for possession of a controlled substance. There are no listed charges in the police report, but dispatch said she is being charged with felony possession of drugs, a third-degree felony.

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