Cache of guns and drugs found during Akron traffic stop

A cache of guns and drugs were found during a traffic stop in Akron, Ohio.
Courtesy: Akron Police Department.

AKRON, Ohio (WKBN) – Two men were arrested Tuesday in Akron after police found a cache of weapons and drugs in their car.

During a random registration check of a vehicle, officers were alerted that the vehicle owner was wanted for outstanding warrants to include drug abuse marijuana, obstructing official business and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said as they approached the two male occupants, they could see ammunition inside of the car in plain view. When officers asked about weapons, the passenger of the vehicle stated there might be a rifle inside of the car.

A search of the car revealed 23 guns, ammunition, various types of prescription drugs, marijuana and ammunition.

Two of the guns were reported stolen.

akron-suspectRyan L. Pelton, 30, of Doylestown and Derik W. Snell, 29, of Rittman were arrested at the scene.

Peltan was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, 23 counts of weapons under disability, four counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of firearm in a motor vehicle, 11 counts of felony drug abuse, eight counts of trafficking in drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, misdemeanor firearm in a motor vehicle, drug abuse misdemeanor and driving under suspension.

Snell was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of firearms in a motor vehicle, drug abuse misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse marijuana.

Both suspects were booked into the Summit County Jail.

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