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Police arrest suspects with 27 pounds of suspected pot: Westlake Police Blotter

July 15, 2018

Police arrest suspects with 27 pounds of suspected pot: Westlake Police Blotter

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Pot bust, I-90: A Westlake police officer discovered 27 pounds of suspected marijuana in a car that he stopped about 9:30 a.m. July 9 near the Crocker Road exit for an equipment violation, according to police.

The officer noticed as the vehicle pulled over that the driver jumped into the back seat while the female passenger got behind the wheel. Officers discovered both occupants had suspended licenses. 

Officers searching the car discovered a scale, edible marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a suitcase containing 27 pounds of suspected raw marijuana. 

Police charged a 30-year-old woman from Rockville, Maryland and a 27-year-old man from Richmond Heights with felony trafficking in marijuana. 

Meth bust, Columbia Road: An officer discovered suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, pills and drug paraphernalia in a car stopped July 19 for multiple moving violations south of Detroit Road, according to police.

The driver left the car in drive and fled on foot. However, a passenger stopped the car and put it in park. 

Westlake police assisted by K-9 officers and officers from surrounding departments found the male suspect hiding in a nearby neighborhood. 

Inside the vehicle, officers discovered suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl as well as pills and paraphernalia. Police charged the 32-year-old Cleveland man who was driving with felony possession of drugs. They charged the passenger with misdemeanor attempted possession. 

Detectives also found a woman driving near where the driver ran. Police believe she was there to help the driver get away. She had a suspected meth smoking pipe with her. Police charged the 33-year-old Cleveland woman with misdemeanor drug charges. 

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