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Police arrest man carrying 'large' knives, crushed up powder hidden in tin behind belt

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 13:11:36-04

WESTLAKE, Ohio — A 42-year-old Westlake man was arrested this week after police found a powdery substance in a Mentos tin concealed behind his belt buckle and several “large” knives on his person and in his vehicle.

The arrest happened Tuesday around 2 a.m. in a parking lot near King James Parkway and Center Ridge Road.

Officers found the man parked in front of a fur store. When police approached him, he told officers his truck needed a jump, authorities said. The man seemed incoherent and police said they determined that he was impaired.

During a search, police said that they found a tin containing a baggie of powder that they suspected was crushed up Xanax. The substance has been submitted to a crime lab to determine what it is.

Police said they also found several weapons on the man, including large knives he had in his vehicle and on his body.

The man was taken into custody and charged with physical control of a motor vehicle.

Authorities said the man refused to take a urine test to check for illegal drugs.