AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Police Department Narcotics Unit seized three and a half kilograms of cocaine, over $50,000 in cash and a loaded gun in two separate drug busts over the last two weeks.
The first bust followed a three month long investigation. The unit executed two search warrants simultaneously on Shadybrook Avenue and Jefferson Street. As a result of the searches, detectives recovered one and a half kilograms of cocaine, $8,000.00 in cash and a loaded handgun. Detectives arrested Damond Dixson, 35, of Merton Avenue in Akron. Dixson was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Drug Abuse Cocaine and Having a Weapon while under Disability. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
The second bust occurred last night around 8:45 pm after a fifteen minute car chase that ended in Richfield. The chase occurred after the suspect made a drug transaction with two kilograms of cocaine with undercover officers in a parking lot on Medina Road. The suspect was injured in the car chase, when he lost control and struck several trees. The suspect was taken to an Akron Hospital where he is being treated for a broken leg. Charges are expected later today. Four other males were arrested as part of the operation. They are Wilson Dominquez, 30, of Traymore Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio; Jose Rosado, 22, of West 57th Street in Cleveland, Ohio; Giovanni Santana, 28, of Richfield Road in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ramon Alvarado, 28, of West 28th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. They were charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and booked into the Summit County Jail.