Munroe Falls police make two drug busts in one night

By Jeremy Nobile | Stow Sentry Published:

Traffic stops resulted in two drug busts in fewer than eight hours in Munroe Falls.

Officers stopped a motorist just before 4 a.m. Thursday after the driver almost collided with a police cruiser on S.R. 91 near Bermont Avenue, according to Police Chief Rick Myers.

After a traffic stop, police found the driver, Akronite Justin Ornouski, 20, to be intoxicated, which was confirmed via a breath test, according to the press release.

A search of the vehicle reportedly yielded the discovery of 14 grams of marijuana, plastic bags and a digital scale.

Ornouski was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs (fifth-degree felony) and having a blood-alcohol content over the legal limit, according to the press release. He had an arraignment scheduled at Stow Municipal Court Thursday.

A few hours earlier, around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, an officer stopped a motorist on S.R. 91 near Steeplechase Lane for a "minor traffic violation," according to a press release.

During a search of the vehicle, "containers and chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine" were discovered, according to police.

The chemicals were reportedly in two 2-liter bottles and undergoing a chemical reaction to create meth in a process commonly known as the "one-pot" or "shake-and-bake" method.

Munroe Falls resident Brian Gorby, 26, was arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony. He had an arraignment scheduled in Stow Municipal Court March 7.

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9400, ext. 4179 or jnobile@recordpub.com

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