Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – The first stop for a Trumbull County man was the hospital and then it was off to jail.

Aaron Repko, 26, of Vienna, was arrested Wednesday morning after a traffic stop along Route 11.

According to Vienna Township police, Repko was pulled over on Route 11, just north of King Graves Road, after police received reports of a possible drunk driver on the roadway.

When officers approached Repko’s gold Volkswagen, they saw a spoon lying on the passenger seat with a burnt substance on it.

Officers asked Repko to get out of the vehicle and began to pat him down. Repko started to fall asleep and his speech was slurred.

Officers asked Repko if he was “on” anything and he said that he had “shot some heroin a little bit ago.”

Witnesses told police they observed Repko “cooking” the heroin while he was driving.

Police also found prescription medications on Repko.

He was taken to the Vienna Township Police Department where the fire department was called to assess his medical condition. Repko was then taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment because of the suspected amount of drugs in his system.

He was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of heroin. Other charges are pending.

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