SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) seized $40,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine during a recent traffic stop in Summit County.
The incident occurred on Jan. 3 at approximately 10:36 p.m. The troopers stopped a 2009 Toyota Tacoma with a West Virginia registration after the driver made an improper lane change on Arlington St. in the city of Akron.
According to OSHP, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted after the troopers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. The search turned one pound of methamphetamine and 30 grams of cocaine.
The driver has been identified as 38-year-old Richard W. Hayes of Akron. He was charged with several felony counts of possession and trafficking and transported to the Summit County Jail.
If convicted, Hayes could face up to 33 years in prison and up to a $60,000 fine.