OBERLIN — A 19-year-old resident is facing drug and weapons charges after his arrest June 7, according to a police report.
Officers approached Zachery Thomas on South Pleasant Street about 9:30 p.m. to serve a warrant from Amherst police for failure to comply. Officers found a loaded Smith and Wesson pistol and bullets in a bag Thomas was carrying, police said.
Thomas denied owning the gun and told police he stole it from someone known as “Little Dude,” police said.
Police said they also found a purplish-black colored rock-shaped substance wrapped in foil, later identified as about 1 gram of methamphetamine.
Thomas was not supposed to have a gun due to prior convictions. In June 2017, he was placed on three years of probation for possession of drugs, drug abuse paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.
Thomas was taken to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin for a two-hour observation period because he said he was high on heroin, police said.
He was charged with carrying a weapon under disability, possession of methamphetamine and carrying a concealed weapon. After he was released from the hospital, he was taken to Lorain County Jail and was being held on a $17,500 bond.