Deputy faces drug charge

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A Summit County Sheriff’s deputy was charged with drug possession in Youngstown Saturday night.

According to police reports, Darrell Joy, 41, was arrested around 7: 30 p.m. after officers stopped him on Market Street for a missing front license plate.

During the traffic stop, officers discovered baggies of marijuana in his shirt and pants pocket. They also found a gun in the car.

Joy showed the officer his Summit County Deputy I.D. and told them he was a police officer.

Joy said he found both bags of marijuana at an event he attended and took them so kids would not find them.

A Summit County Sheriff’s official confirmed that Joy was a deputy but that he had been on leave for over a year due to an injury.

Joy was charged with possession of marijuana and a license plate violation.

He was released at the scene.


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