June 29, 2016

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Driver sent to prison for having meth ingredients

MEDINA — A 34-year-old Parma man will spend nine months in prison after police reported finding a variety of methamphetamine ingredients in his car during a traffic stop.

Christopher Pappas

Christopher R. Pappas changed his plea to no contest Monday to the illegal assembly of drugs, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

Pappas was pulled over Aug. 16 after a sheriff’s deputy ran his license plates and found he had five warrants out for purchasing excessive amounts of pseudoephedrine, a chemical used in producing methamphetamine.

He was arrested at the scene after deputies found several other ingredients used to make meth.

He pleaded not guilty Sept. 9.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier said Pappas would have his license suspended for six months upon his release from prison.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.