ELYRIA – A local man faces charges for trafficking and possessing drugs after a traffic stop Wednesday night, according to a police report.
A police officer saw a Toyota Camry accelerating loudly and speeding on Middle Avenue near Oberlin Avenue at 11:21 p.m.
After stopping the car on 14th Street off Middle Avenue, officers ran background checks on all four people in the car. The check revealed the driver had a suspended license and police said they would tow the vehicle away because of the offense.
One of the passengers was identified by police as Jacob King, 22, of Elyria. When police patted King down for weapons, they found a plastic bag of 17 smaller plastic bags of small white rocks, weighing 12.9 grams.
“It’s not crack, it might look like it, but it’s not,” King said to officers, according to the report.
Police said the rocks tested positive for cocaine. Officers found another bag of 26 pills of what appears to be alprazolam – or Xanax, a Schedule IV drug – in King’s pocket.
King faces charges of possession of cocaine, trafficking cocaine and possession of schedule IV drugs with a pending court date at Elyria Municipal Court.