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AKRON -- On Thursday, the Summit County Drug Unit observed a possible drug transaction taking place at in the parking lot of Chapel Hill Mall.

Members of the Drug Unit confronted the man with the assistance of a Tallmadge Police K-9 Unit.

Approximately 5 grams of heroin, the suspect's vehicle, and $1,791 in cash were seized.

Lance Richardson, 33 of Stow was arrested for felony trafficking in drugs.

The Summit County Drug Unit is comprised of the following agencies: Summit County Sheriff's Office, Akron Police Department, The University of Akron Police, Barberton Police, Cuyahoga Falls Police, Stow Police, Copley Police, Reminderville police, New Franklin PD, Springfield PD, DEA, FBI and ATF.

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