Maria Kacik | The Gazette
BRUNSWICK — A 17-year-old resident who allegedly was caught in the middle of a drug deal Sunday faces a felony marijuana trafficking charge.
According to Brunswick police:
An officer on patrol saw three suspicious males near the propane tanks at the Clark gas station, 4236 Center Road, at 9:08 p.m. The officer pulled into the station and saw the males make some sort of exchange.
He approached them and requested to pat down the 17-year-old boy. He found a knife and a plastic bag of marijuana in his pants pocket.
The teenager was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The officer searched the teen’s car to prepare it for being towed. There he found a book bag with 15 plastic bags of marijuana and a scale in the trunk.
There were two plastic bags with 19 grams of marijuana and 13 others with between 5 and 7 grams.
The teen told the officer he was at the gas station to sell some of the marijuana to two men — an 18- and a 20-year-old.
The boy later was charged with trafficking marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. The men were not charged.
Contact Maria Kacik at (330) 721-4049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.