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Published: May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Sagamore Hills

Drug Arrest

Motorist cited for marijuana, warned about driving: Police pulled a vehicle over on Olde 8 Road near Valley View Road after seeing a vehicle weaving in and out of its lane heading eastbound May 8 around 11:30 p.m. Police reported they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a bag containing a small amount of marijuana and three marijuana roaches. Police cited the driver, a 24-year-old Cleveland woman, for possession of marijauna and warned her about her driving habits, according to the report.


Drug Arrests

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Traffic stop leads to drug charge: Police pulled over a vehicle operated by a woman known to have a suspended license in the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory on April 18 around 6 p.m. The driver, a 24-year-old Northfield woman, told police she did not have a license. Police then performed K9 vehicle search. The K9 made a positive alert in the front driver's side door. Police searched the vehicle and found a Marlboro cigarette pack inside the driver's purse and found a clear plastic bindle with 0.3 grams of marijuana inside. Police also found a foil tube with dot tape that contained marijuana residue. Police charged the woman for driving under suspension and with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Traffic stop leads to possession citation: Police pulled over vehicle operated by a 25-year-old Cleveland woman driving with a suspended license on I-271 northbound on May 1 around 4:30 p.m. While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana. A 31-year-old Cleveland man who was a passenger in the vehicle told police he had a bag of marijuana in his pocket. Police searched the vehicle and found a silver digital scale in the center console. The woman was cited for driving under suspension, and the man was cited for possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Traffic stop leads to multiple charges: Police pulled over a vehicle for speeding on I-271 southbound near Route 82 on May 2 near 10 a.m. While speaking to the driver the officer observed a multicolored glass smoking pipe and a small clear plastic bag containing a 7.2 grams of white powdery substance in the open compartment above the glove compartment. The driver of the vehicle, a 31-year-old Garfield Heights man, identified the white powdery substance as cocaine. Police searched the vehicle and found a small black digital scale, one 5.4 gram bag of cocaine and Ohio Lottery ticket tape. Police searched the man's hotel room and found a black plastic bag containing two bags of marijuana, with a total weight of 39.9 grams. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with third-degree felony aggravated possession of a controlled substance, third-degree felony trafficking drugs in the vicinity of a school, possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.

Traffic stop leads to citations: Police pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Route 82 on May 3 near 11:30 a.m. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana. Police searched the vehicle and found a bag containing 2.2 grams of marijuana inside a backpack belonging to a passenger, a 25-year old Maple Heights man. The driver, another 25-year-old Maple Heights man, was cited for speeding, and the passenger was cited for possession of marijuana.


Woman attempted to steal $57 worth of lipstick: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft on May 5 near 2:30 p.m. A store loss prevention associate had detained the suspect, a 20-year-old Macedonia woman, in the parking lot. Store loss prevention told police the woman concealed three tubes of lipstick, valued at $57, in her purse and left the store without paying for the merchandise. Police took the woman to Macedonia Police Station and charged her with one count of theft.


High beams stop leads to arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle for failing to dim its high beams while traveling east on Route 82 on May 7 near 11:30 p.m. Upon speaking with the driver, a 48-year-old Cleveland man, police found his license was suspended and the officer smelled alcohol. During a vehicle inventory while towing, police found an open container of beer on the front passenger-side floor. Police took the man to the Macedonia Police Station,where the man failed a field sobriety test. He was determined to have a negligible blood alcohol content and was charged with having an open container in a public place, having no operator's license, failure to reinstate, OVI and use of headlight beams.

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