September 15, 2014

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17-year-old charged with dealing pot

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 mkacik@ohio.net.