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Kent man faces drug charge after arrest at Streetsboro hotel

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: February 28, 2013 4:00 AM
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A Kent man is facing drug possession charges after Streetsboro police allegedly found crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs in his hotel room.

Streetsboro police arrested Brian K. Crawford, 32, with a last known address of 1337 Franklin Ave. in Kent, Tuesday and charged him with possession of drugs, a second-degree felony.

According to a Streetsboro police news release, the department investigated a report of possible drug activity at a room in the Fairfield Inn on S.R. 14. When police arrived, the occupants of the hotel room gave officers consent to search the room.

Officers allegedly found one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, along with marijuana and prescription pills. Streetsboro police officials estimated the street value of the methamphetamine at $6,000, and described it as having a "purity," which distinguished it from typical homemade methamphetamine.

According to the Streetsboro police, Christina L. Dunham, 32, with a last known address of 1326 Chelton Drive in Kent, was also arrested at the scene and charged with complicity to drug possession, a felony of the second degree.

The Streetsboro Police Department has turned the investigation of the case over to the Portage County Drug Task Force.

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anonymous Feb 28, 2013 7:12 PM

One thing I think we all agree on is that the sheriff and DTF are totally failing at even making a dent in the drug problem in the county. For that matter, most police agencies are failing at it.

anonymous Feb 28, 2013 3:22 PM

Well said Trawl. It is the same ole' blah blah blah on everyone of their posts. We get it.. you have a personal ax to grind. Calling out the Sheriff, DTF and of course the "vacation" in Warren. Which I totally disagree that is what it is. Perhaps for some it is, but the program is most def life saving, educating and well worth the lock down.

anonymous Feb 28, 2013 3:11 PM

All this whining about the Sheriff and the Task Force, mostly by those who have well demonstrated they have little to do with reality. Reality is if there weren't buyers there would be no sellers. Soon as a dealer is taken out another takes their place from the inexhaustible supply of potential dealers. Where do the buyers come from? You. So all this crying about the Sheriff and Task Force and Judicial System is just YOU trying to dodge responsibility for the monster you yourselves created and keep going.

anonymous Feb 28, 2013 1:16 PM

DoWhatsRight.. just curious, in just about every one of your drug related posts you mention the vacation in Warren. Tell me, how do you know this? Is it from personal experience? Just curious because that is not the impression that I have of the facility at all from several that I know that were there. I do however have issues with the fact that Ms. Pittman has a personal gain from sending them there and that some of them (nurse in particular) lack common sense.

As Brian is concerned. I do not know him personally, but do know his mother and have met his children. I'm disgusted that he could do this to them. Brian you are way too old to be acting like this. GROW UP!!!!

anonymous Feb 28, 2013 1:08 PM

C'mon dowhatsright... Don't scare the task force agents!!! If they hear that there's Mexican cartel in the area they will for sure ball-tuck and run!!! Lol heck they are afraid of these nickel dime urban thugs running portage counties drug ring, they would for sure change occupations if the heard the Mexican were here!!! Undalay undalay. Rebaa!!!!!

anonymous Feb 28, 2013 12:31 PM

Well is doesnt make much difference who makes the bust, the Portage County Court system will give him the vacation to Warren and probation. From the look of those tattoos on his neck, could we assume that the Mexican Cartel has now moved into Portage County? I see where the Mexican people along the border have banded into Vigilantes to protect themselves there. Could they have driven the Cartel north?

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 9:34 PM

@sezwho, All you have to do is research the Commander of the drug task force as well as Major Kelly of the Portage County Sheriff's Office. Google both and you will understand the level of incompetence these two individuals possess. Better yet, just start asking some of the employees or attorneys. Poor leadership breeds poor results. Just makes "CENTS"!

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 9:14 PM

i'm not gonna say i agree with you lollipops. Its just that all the drug articles seem to be about someone in trouble for growing pot plants or some wasteoid mixing up chemicals in his basement. Not really what I think of when I think 'drug dealer'.

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 8:56 PM

Are the comments on these articles bothering a certain Major at the Portage County Sheriff's Office enough for the R/C to sensor? So dissapointed that the R/C is that intimidated by them? C'mon man, just makes "CENTS"!

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 7:10 PM

Sezwho is right on! We haven't read about any busts except for the ones the road guys get! And I find that pretty sad! The drug task farce only has one purpose, get the dealers off the streets!!!! They can't even do that right!!!!

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 7:04 PM

this is one of the bigger drug busts we've read about in a while. streetsboro cops got a good one.

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 5:46 PM

streetsbro' pd must not like their task force agent! Coulda been a great case for the task force to work since they can't get any cases on their own! But luckily streetsboro police took this one! I hear the prosecutors office is having a field day with these (dtf) window lickers!!!! 2nd degree felonies being dropped to a jay walkin ticket? Ha I also hear the streetsbro' agent likes to hit the report abuse button on this article!!!! Cops have such big egos!!! When will da streetsbro' agent get some cases going for the city? It's been a while!!!! Yawnnnnnnn....

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 3:31 PM

It's not just you CENTS they have removed 5 of my last 7 post!!!! Good ol Dale Kelly, Larry limbert and the task farce can't handle the criticism!!!!! Keep reporting abuse you cowards!!!!!

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 3:29 PM

It's not just you CENTS they have removed 5 of my last 7 post!!!! Good ol Dale Kelly, Larry limbert and the task farce can't handle the criticism!!!!! Keep reporting abuse you cowards!!!!!

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 2:24 PM

Why is the record courier now censoring "CENTS?" Must be hittin' a nerve!

anonymous Feb 27, 2013 1:42 PM

This guy has been around for years! From downtown smokin tattoos to his own shop in streetsboro!! Gives a great tat and makes some great ice!