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Hudson police find possible drugs in dead man's car

By TIM TROGLEN Reporter Published: February 12, 2017 12:03 AM

HUDSON -- When police began inventorying the property from one of the cars involved in a Feb. 2 fatal collision on Seasons Road, they say they found a duffel bag containing what may be several types of drugs and a variety of paraphernalia.

Police found the bag in the wreckage of Craig R. Fruth's 2001 Mercedes Benz.

According to police, the items include: 8 plastic bags containing a white powdery substance; a blue bottle with 10 white pills police believe could be Xanax; 5 small plastic bags; plastic straws; 2 metal screens; 2 broken glass pipes containing white powder residue; 2 bottles of eye drops; 2 lighters; a bobby pin; a small rock of some type of substance; 3 orange colored pills police believe to be Adderall; a small bottle containing yellowish fluid; a plastic bag with paper tabs police believe to be LSD; a smart phone; a debit card; a brown zippered bag; and a marijuana grinder containing what police believe to be marijuana residue.

According to police, the items still must be tested.

Mr. Fruth, 32, of Stow, died when his car reportedly went left of center around 4:50 a.m. as he drove eastbound on Seasons Road.

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According to Hudson Police, Mr. Fruth struck a car driven by a 25-year old Stow woman head-on.

Mr. Fruth was pronounced dead on the scene from his injuries, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.

The woman was transported by Hudson EMS to Akron General Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, according to Hudson Communications Manager Jody Roberts.

The accident is still under investigation by the Summit County Metro Crash Team.

 

Email: ttroglen@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9435


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