Akron teen caught with 173 grams of marijuana, $600 in cash

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Updated: May. 14, 2020 at 3:12 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A traffic stop in Akron resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old boy Wednesday night.

Officers stopped the vehicle, a Jeep Compass, just after 9 p.m., in the area of Newton and Pioneer streets.

The Akron Police Department’s Street Narcotics Uniformed Division (SNUD) made a traffic stop after observing a drug transaction and multiple traffic offenses.

According to police, when officers approached the car, the teen driver was the only occupant.

The teen driver told detectives he did not have a driver’s license.

During a search of the car, officers found a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat.

Police also recovered a digital scale, 173 grams of marijuana, and over $600 in cash.

The youth was charged with trafficking in drugs, carrying concealed weapon, and improperly handling firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and he was sent to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

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