A report of two suspicious men hanging around the Brimfield Plaza resulted in the arrest of a Tallmadge man and a homeless man on drug-related crimes.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver said officers were called to the area around the Dollar General store and the Tropical Winns skill game parlor Wednesday for a report of two suspicious men who had been customers at the parlor. Officers found one subject, later identified as Jason L. Herold, 30, inside the Dollar General.
While Herold told police he was "looking for socks" at the discount store, several other police agencies were looking for him: Oliver said Herold had three warrants out for his arrest on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.
As officers arrested Herold, an SUV driven by Mohammad R. Kahook, 30, of Tallmadge, pulled into the parking lot. Kahook got out and was met by police, who found that he was driving on a suspended license and in possession of both methamphetamine and a used hypodermic needle, Oliver said.
Kahook is charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, theft and driving under suspension, both first-degree misdemeanors.
Herold is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, for allegedly concealing the syringe and drugs on the store shelf to avoid detection and possessing drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor, for possessing the hypodermic syringe.
Following his arraignment, he was jailed on 10 percent of $3,000 bond.
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Well drug charges in Portage County means three hots and a cot at the Warren Country Club.