Summit County residents were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after Brimfield police officers received a tip they were buying components for the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine from a township store.
James L. Roberts, 27, and Nicole A. Roosa, 18, both of 907 Lovers Lane, Akron, were arrested and charged with one count each of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, both third-degree felonies.
Arraigned Wednesday in Portage County Municipal Court, both were ordered held in the Portage County jail on 10 percent of $35,000 bond, according to court records.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver said Officer Paul Gramlich "received information that some subjects were at a local store buying ingredients to make meth."
When Roosa exited the store, Gramlich confronted her. He, Officer Steve Gyoker and Sgt. Matthew McCarty investigated and arrested Roberts, Roosa and a juvenile on charges related to methamphetamine manufacturing.
Packages of Sudafed, which contains the drug pseudoephedrine, an active component in methamphetamine manufacturing, were recovered, according to court records.
Additional charges are possible once the case is presented to a Portage County grand jury.
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