Man arrested with 24 pounds of cocaine after wild run from police

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AKRON, Ohio — A Summit County man was arrested earlier this week after being caught by police with a massive amount of cocaine.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office Northern District of Ohio, Jerry Davis, 35, of New Franklin, was stopped for speeding on Nov. 1 in Akron.  He allegedly tried to flee the scene, then crashed his car.

That’s when, officials say, Davis ran to the bridge at East Miller Avenue and Broadway Street and jumped off.  Officers then searched his car and found more than 24 pounds of cocaine.  Also recovered, was a .40-caliber pistol with an extended magazine, according to an affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court.

Davis is charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute drugs.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Howell.  Akron Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted with the investigation.