Trafficking charges in Turnpike pill discovery just outside Amherst

Staff Report

More than $3,000 in oxycodone pills were found last Tuesday during a traffic stop just west of the Amherst city limits, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has revealed.

The driver, Tavares Mcintosh-Robinson, 26, of Detroit, Mich., was charged with second-degree felony counts of possession of a Schedule II substance and drug trafficking.

The pills were found around 2:45 p.m. when troopers stopped a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix near mile marker 33 on the Ohio Turnpike for marked lanes and improper lane change violations.

When they smelled burning marijuana from inside the car, a search turned up a pot grinder and residue.

Two big baggies were found on Mcintosh-Robinson, containing 300 pills. Oxycodone is an opiate prescribed as a pain-killer.

The suspect was taken to the Lorain County Jail on $15,000 bail.

Staff Report