Pot stash found in man’s pants

WARREN — A noticeable bulge in a man’s pants led to the arrest of two men and the discovery of a large amount of marijuana later stashed in a police car, according to a police report.

Wali Akram, 22, of Cleveland, was arrested on charges of tampering with evidence, drug possession and falsification and Darren Williams Jr., 24, of Warren, was arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence and was cited on a charge of driving under suspension.

Officers working off-duty at the Hampshire House Apartments just before 11 p.m. Monday pulled over a vehicle with plates registered to a Mercury that were on a Ford, the report states. Police stopped the car and noticed Akram, a passenger in the car who at first provided a false name, had a large bulge in his pants that he said was clothing, the report states.

Both men were placed in a police car and police could smell marijuana and could tell by the feel of the object in Akram’s pants during a pat down that he had a large bag of marijuana, the report states. After searching the car, police returned to the cruiser where Akram and Williams were and Akram asked why he was going to jail if he did not have a warrant for his arrest.

When police told him he was going to jail because of the drugs in his pants, Akram said he didn’t have anything down his pants, the report states. Police then found more than three quarters of a pound of marijuana — about the size of a football — under the cage behind the driver’s seat of the police cruiser, the report states.

Police vehicle video shows Akram’s pants being pulled down and Williams reaching into his pants, pulling out the marijuana bag and telling Akram to “stuff that (expletive) bro,” the report states.