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Canton police seize thousands of grams of drugs during bust

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 15:54:22-05

CANTON, Ohio — A major drug bust took place in Canton on Tuesday.

The Canton Police Department, Stark County Metro Narcotics Unit and Canton Police Department's Special Investigation Unit conducted a traffic stop of Jack Mitchell, 43, in the 1000 block of Market Avenue north.

During the search, officers found 57.9 grams of cocaine, 99.3 grams of methamphetamine, 15.2 grams of heroin, and 105 grams of marijuana, according to a press release from Canton police.

At 5 p.m., a judge signed a search warrant allowing officers to search Mitchell's home. They found 161 grams of heroin, 355 grams of methamphetamine, 112 grams of cocaine, 1,104 grams of marijuana and five firearms.

Mitchell has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of marijuana.