Troopers Seize $40,000 Worth of Methamphetamine and Cocaine in Summit County



AKRON – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1 pound of methamphetamine and 30 grams of cocaine worth approximately $40,000.

On January 3, at 10:36 p.m., troopers stopped a 2009 Toyota Tacoma with West Virginia registration for an improper lane change violation on Arlington Street in the city of Akron. While interacting with the driver, troopers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.

The driver, Richard W. Hayes, 38, of Akron, was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine and cocaine; trafficking in drugs, all first-degree felonies; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a second-degree misdemeanor.

If convicted, he could face up to 33 years in prison and up to a $60,000 fine.

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