Multiple drugs, $17K cash taken in drug bust

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

Barberton Police served a search warrant Feb. 26 at a West Park Avenue house and netted three arrests and many drugs.

Nicky Cruz, 43, was charged with trafficking, felony drug possession and having a weapon under disability. He was taken to the Summit County Jail and was released on bond.

Jasen Arrington, 49, was found hiding in the house and had a felony drug warrant against him out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. However, the jail declined to take him. He was charged with obstructing official business and was later released on a signature bond.

Christine Arrington, 49, lied to police about the presence of the others in the house and was charged with obstructing official business. She was released on a signature bond.

The warrant was the culmination of an investigation by the department’s Detective Bureau. Large quantities of several types of drugs, including methamphetamine, fentanyl and marijuana were found, along with a gun and more than $17,000 cash.

Christine Arrington

Nicky Cruz


  1. Anonymous on April 9, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    These people are stupid and need to be locked up they sell drugs and ruin people because of this some people can die

  2. Anonymous on April 1, 2021 at 3:54 am

    I know all three of these people and each one of them individually are good people. Just because they do/deal drugs doesn’t make them have ill will, nor does it constitute them being any lesser of a person. Face it…..people do drugs their not corrupting anyone individually because I mean they’re a dime a dozen and if they don’t sell em the next one will.

  3. Anonymous on March 3, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    This house has been a problem for almost 20 years and the same people live there still.lock them all up.

  4. Laura Morrison on March 3, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    I can’t believe these people were let out of jail with the amount of drugs,money and a gun. I bet if these people were of color they would still be in there.And one with a felony drug warrent out of Akron.I think that’s bullcrap

  5. Laura Morrison on March 3, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    These people were let out of jail after finding all those drugs,money a gun.

  6. Anonymous on March 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Nicky isn’t a bad guy and has a heart of gold.

  7. Anonymous on March 2, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Free Nicky

  8. Brian lay on March 1, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I’m glad they got out, funny that it was right across the street from the police station.

  9. theresa gunn on March 1, 2021 at 11:43 am

    get these people behind bars…good!

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