An early morning trip to the local Walgreen's ended badly for four people after they were seen purchasing items that can be used to produce methamphetamine.
On Feb. 10 at 12:43 a.m., an officer from the Cuyahoga Falls Police K-9 Unit pulled over two members of the group -- Cliff J. Cundiff, 29, of Akron, and Richelle L. Brown, 33, of Cuyahoga Falls -- as they left the State Road drug store.
The officer found methamphetamine, a glass pipe allegedly used to smoke the drug and "Wal-Phed," an over-the-counter medicine that can double as a meth ingredient, according to the Cuyahoga Falls police report.
Once the pair was in custody, police arrested the other two suspects -- Brandon T. Stewart, 30, of Kent, and Mark D. Veasey, 48, of Cuyahoga Falls -- who had left Walgreen's in a separate car.
Veasey and Stewart both lied about Stewart's identity when questioned by police, the report stated. Stewart was found in possession of a hypodermic needle and suspected meth ingredients.
Cundiff was charged with illegal assembly of drugs, a third-degree felony; possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, according to stowmunicourt.com.
Brown was charged with illegal assembly of drugs, a third-degree felony.
Stewart was charged with illegal assembly of drugs, a third-degree felony; obstructing justice; a fifth-degree felony; unlawful purchase of pseudoepherdrine, a first-degree misdemeanor; possession of drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor; and obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.
Veasey was charged with obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony and obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.
Stewart and Cundiff are being held in Summit County Jail. Brown and Veasey were released on bond.
Stow Municipal Court dates are pending.