Akron police officers investigating a home invasion reported finding drugs in the house.
Authorities received a call about 3 a.m. Friday that three intruders were robbing residents in a home near South Arlington Street and Cole Avenue.
After officers entered the home in the 900 block of Concord Avenue, police reported finding “a bag containing cocaine, crack and cash in plain view.”
Police said the incident began when three men forced their way into the home and ordered everyone inside onto the floor. A female, who had been asleep, was able to flee from the home. Another male also escaped.
Officers searched the home for suspects and then obtained a search warrant to take possession of 67 grams of cocaine, more than 21 grams of crack, more than 21 grams of marijuana, $3,547 in cash and a loaded handgun.
Demetrius L. Bennett, 32, of Concord Avenue, was charged with trafficking in drugs, drug abuse of cocaine, drug abuse of marijuana and having weapons under disability.
He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
A second resident who fled during the robbery was wanted by police.
Demond Baker, 37, of Concord Avenue, faces charges of trafficking in drugs, drug abuse of cocaine, drug abuse of marijuana and having weapons under disability.
Anyone with information on Baker’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Akron Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.