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3 arrested on drug, weapon charges after attempting to get money from customers at Westlake GetGo

Police find weapons, drug paraphernalia
Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 28, 2020

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Three individuals asking customers at a gas station for money were arrested after police found drugs, drug paraphernalia and weapons on them, according to Westlake police.

On Saturday, Feb. 22 around 6 a.m., an employee at GetGo Gas Station called police to report a suspicious male who had been hanging around the store trying to get gas money or free gas from customers, police said.

The man was wearing a holster which also alarmed the employee, according to police.

Once on scene, officers questioned the man and his two companions, who said they had run out of gas. The man showed police his holster was empty and that it was for his BB gun, which was sitting on the center console of the vehicle, police said.

During the investigation, officers found the three individuals, who are all from West Virginia, in possession of syringes, straws, a burnt spoon and a lighter.

Police arrested a 35-year-old man who was charged with misidentification after attempting to hide the fact he had a warrant out for his arrest in Stark County, as well as weapons charges for a large knife that officers found. A 27-year-old woman was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and drug abuse instruments and a 28-year-old man who was arrested faces weapons charges for a large knife found in his possession, according to to police.