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Wanted Cleveland man carrying narcotics & loaded handgun arrested in Berea

BEREA, Ohio – A wanted Cleveland man, 26, carrying several bags of various illegal narcotics, was arrested at about 10 a.m. May 23 on Oho 237.

Police noticed that the man’s BMW, stopped at a red light on North Rocky River Drive at Sheldon Road, had illegally dark-tinted windows. They checked the car’s license plate number and learned that the car’s owner, the Cleveland man, was wanted for a felony in Broadview Heights.

Police followed the BMW onto Ohio 237 northbound and pulled the car over near Eastland Road. The car smelled like marijuana. The man handed over a marijuana cigar. He denied having anything else illegal in the car. Police found a small amount of marijuana in his pants pocket.

Police then found six bags of various narcotics in a storage compartment inside the BMW. The narcotics included multicolored pills, dark brown power, white powder, suspected crack cocaine and marijuana.

They pried open the car’s center console, which was locked, and removed a loaded 9 mm firearm and ammunition. They later learned that the firearm had been stolen in Georgia.

Police, in a more thorough search of the man’s pockets, found a bag of ecstasy pills. They confiscated two iPhones and $49 in cash from the man.

The man was turned over to Broadview Heights police, who wanted the man for misuse of a credit card. The man was carrying the card when Berea police arrested him.

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