Akron police: Man tried to hide bag of cocaine by eating it; 14-year-old niece in car

AKRON, Ohio - An Akron man is accused of trying to eat a bag of cocaine with his niece in the car.

Officers pulled over 33-year-old Antonio E. Johnson on West North Street and Valley Street.

Akron police said officers noticed Johnson attempting to swallow a large baggie of cocaine. He struggled with officers until one of the used a stun gun on him.

Police said Johnson's 14-year-old niece was in the back seat of the car. He also had a digital scale in his pocket.

Johnson was charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia and child endangering.

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