WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - Westlake Police had a criminal pull right up to them in their parking lot Friday night.
Around 6 p.m., 22-year-old Roger Ward of Chardon pulled into the Westlake Police State parking lot, identified himself as a ref for the Westlake vs. Olmsted Falls football game, and asked a k-9 officer where he could park.
The officer noticed the pungent odor of raw marijuana emitting from Ward's car, as well as the stems and marijuana on the center console.
Police seized $1,391 from the vehicle, as well as a scale, pipe, marijuana in jars and plastic containers, cigars filled with marijuana, plastic baggies, and a knife. Ward was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Criminal Tools, Carrying Various Weapons, and Preparation of Drugs for Shipment.
He was transferred to the Cuyahoga County Jail on Monday. He was not wearing his ref uniform when arrested.
Ward has a 2010 Disorderly Conduct conviction from the Chardon Municipal Court.