A traffic stop led police to about pound of marijuana and a bag full of cash on SR 14 in Streetsboro Wednesday.
Streetsboro police stopped a vehicle driven by Samantha Elhert, 19, of WIllowick, for a registration violation. She was found to be driving without a license.
A tow truck was called to the scene when officers found out the passenger in the vehicle, Robert Webb, 22, of Willowick, also had a suspended license.
When officers searched the vehicle, they found the marijauana and about $9,000 in cash.
Both Ehlert and Webb were arrested and charged with possession of drugs and trafficking in drugs.
They were taken to the Portage County Jail.
Authorities seized around $100,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Lake Township Wednesday morning.
The driver of the car, Robert D. Hammond, 29, of Akron, and his passenger, Eric M. Strickland, 45, of Chicago, were arrested and charged with drug abuse and drug trafficking.
The State Highway Patrol reports a drug-sniffing canine alerted troopers to the car after authorities stopped the vehicle for a marked lanes violation. Authorities found a kilo of cocaine inside a shoe box in the car's trunk.
Troopers say the men were in a rented 2013 Toyota Camry with an Illinois registration.
If convicted, the men could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.
After a traffic stop last weekend in Alliance, OSU freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn passes a follow-up drug test in Columbus.
The Canton Repository reports the 19-year old Dunn's latest test results show there was no trace of illegal drugs in his system after he was required to take it.
The former GlenOak star's father confirmed the test results with the newspaper when the younger Dunn returned to Columbus earlier in the week.
He will be facing a minor misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct as well as seat belt and tailight violations stemming from his traffic stop Saturday night.
Police say Dunn almost ran a blinking red light and nearly struck a patrol car before he was stopped.
Dunn was initially cited by Alliance Police for drug possession and drug paraphernalia, but after police reviewed evidence including witness statements, they decided the disorderly conduct charge was more appropriate.
OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer has not made a statement on Dunn's matter. He has been known to be tough on players who have had problems off the field.
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A woman faces a laundry list of drunk-driving related charges...after police say she ran into one of their cruisers, literally, early on Sunday morning.
A Cuyahoga Falls police cruiser was on a traffic stop at Northampton Road and West Portage Trail at just before 2:30 early Sunday, when officers say the car driven by 29 year old Kimberly Stumpf of Akron hit the rear of the cruiser.
Police say that the impact caused the stopped cruiser to jump forward...and that cruiser struck a Falls police officer walking nearby. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.
Stumpf was charged with OVI, BAC and assured clear distance, and police say as the investigation continues, she could face more charges.
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