An Akron man was indicted in federal court on a conspiracy charge accusing him of receiving a shipment of more than 80 pounds of methamphetamine.
Patrick Anthony Foster, 48, also is facing firearms and marijuana charges.
Foster was indicted in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, being a felon in possession of firearms and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Foster was indicted last week, with the indictment sealed until Monday when he was arrested.
Foster was stopped for a suspected traffic violation June 14 in Akron and was found to have 11 ounces of methamphetamine, 23 pounds of marijuana, cash and a loaded 9 mm pistol, according to authorities. Investigators searched Foster’s home . in Akron and found 40 pounds of marijuana and a rifle and ammunition, according to court documents.
Foster is prohibited from having firearms because of a previous drug conviction.
“This defendant is alleged to have been waiting on a shipment of more than 80 pounds of methamphetamine, while also in possession of firearms and over 60 pounds of marijuana,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a news release.
The case was investigated by numerous Akron-area and federal agencies.