Akron school board member accused of overdosing in SUV submits r - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Akron school board member accused of overdosing in SUV submits resignation

John Otterman (Source: Akron Public Schools) John Otterman (Source: Akron Public Schools)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The Akron Board of Education member accused of overdosing in his SUV submitted his resignation on Monday.

The board accepted his resignation around 6:35 p.m. on Jan. 22.

Officers with the Akron Police Department were called to 226 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue around 4 p.m. on Thursday.

John Otterman was found unconscious in the front driver's seat of his Ford Escape.

Police administered four doses of Narcan before transporting him to Akron City Hospital.

Police also found a folded piece of paper in the center console containing marijuana and .4 grames of a white powdery substance.

According to the police report it tested positive for fentanyl. After speaking with Otterman he admitted to having the drugs, police say.

He was issued a summons for possessing marijuana and possessing fentanyl.

STATEMENT FROM AKRON SCHOOL BOARD from Jan. 19:

"Our primary concern, at this time, is for Mr. Otterman and his family and our thoughts are with them through what is certainly a very difficult time."

Download the Cleveland 19 News app and First Alert Weather app.

Copyright 2018 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly