A Cuyahoga County man and a Streetsboro woman have been charged with drug trafficking after a Streetsboro police officer, with assistance from Twinsburg police, found a pound of marijuana hidden in their car early Thursday morning.
Amber D. Weathers, 20, of 9459 Root Drive, and William E. Robinson, 21, of Oakwood, were arrested Thursday following a traffic stop near Walmart on Singletary Drive and charged with several felonies.
Robinson is charged with two counts each of tampering with evidence and illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a jail or detention facility, all third-degree felonies, and one count each of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Weathers is charged with trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and one count each of possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.
A 2010 Dodge Avenger driven by Robinson, with Weathers as a passenger, was stopped for an equipment violation by Streetsboro police officer Justin Leidel at 12:06 a.m. Thursday, according to Streetsboro police spokesman Lt. Darin Powers. During the stop, Leidel "observed indicators of suspicious activity" and a Twinsburg Police Department K-9 unit responded to help search the vehicle. The dog "alerted" on the car, and found approximately one pound of marijuana hidden under a seat, according to Powers.
A further search of the vehicle and the suspects turned up a small amount of suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $1,765 in cash, he said. Robinson and Weathers were arrested and taken to the Streetsboro police station.
Criminal complaints filed in Portage County Municipal Court show that while inside a holding cell at the Streetsboro police station on S.R. 303, Robinson allegedly hid a bag of ammunition inside a toilet paper roll, and flushed an amount of suspected crack cocaine that he had hidden inside his clothing down the holding cell toilet. Despite the fact Robinson was carrying handgun ammunition, no weapon was found, according to Streetsboro police.
Following their arraignments in the municipal court's Ravenna division on Thursday, Robinson posted $2,500 bond and Weathers posted $500 bond and were freed pending future court dates.
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