Hudson man, Akron woman indicted on drug charges

by Dorothy markulis | reporter Published:

Hudson - A 46-year-old Hudson man and a 26-year-old Akron woman each were indicted April 17 by a Summit County Grand Jury in connection with a drug arrest March 15 by Hudson Police and members of the Metro Special Weapons and Tactics team at his Faymont Drive home.

Eric L. Eaton of Hudson and Amanda R. Ashley of Akron were both indicted on illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Eaton was also indicted for having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony.

After securing a search warrant, police entered the home March 15 at 5:30 a.m. when Eaton and Ashley refused to exit.

Officers found chemicals used in the manufacture of drugs, amphetamines and a weapon when they searched the home, which belongs to Eaton's mother, who lives in Florida, according to Hudson Communications Manager Jody Roberts.

"The police received a tip that drugs were being sold out of the home," Roberts said.

An undercover operation by Hudson Police led to the search warrant. The more severe charges were imposed due to the residence's proximity to a day care center day, Roberts said.

According to sheriff's records Eaton and Ashley are housed in the Summit County Jail. Both are slated to appear before Summit County Magistrate John Shoemaker May 1 at 8 a.m. No attorney was listed on their court records.

Reporter Tim Troglen contributed to this story.

Email: dmarkulis@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9436

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