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Akron Police seize guns, drugs, and cash in two separate raids

Several people were arrested during the raids.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on Feb. 3, 2021. 

Akron Police Department's Anti-Violence Bureau, along with members of the SWAT unit, executed two search warrants on Tuesday resulting in several arrests.

The first warrant was executed at a home in the 500 block of Lafollette Street.

Police seized 10 grams of methamphetamines and one handgun. Four people were arrested and charged with various drug and weapons offenses.

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Forty-three-year-old Amanda Howard was arrested and charged with Possession, thirty-two-year-old Andrea Hilhoan was charged with Trafficking and Weapons Under/disability, forty-nine-year-old Ray Cottrill was charged with Possession, and 23-year-old Cheyenne Porter was charged with Possession.

Police then went onto a home in the 800 block of Stanwood Avenue. 

A search was conducted.  Thirty-eight-year-old Shannon Sammons and 37-year-old Yalinda Cunningham were both arrested and charged with Trafficking and Possession.  Sammons was also charged with Weapons Under Disability.

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Police confiscated one pound of powder cocaine, 1 ounce of fentanyl, a half-ounce of methamphetamines, over $87,000 in cash, and three loaded handguns.

Akron police say the arrests and seizures are the results of an extensive and ongoing investigation. 

Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on Feb. 11, 2021. 

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