Drug arrest made in Verder Hall

Simon Husted

A freshman advertising major was charged with trafficking marijuana yesterday morning at about 10:30 at Verder Hall.

Kyle D. Martin, 18, who is a resident of Verder Hall, has for the past month sold marijuana to an undercover narcotics officer from the Portage County Drug Task Force, according to a press release issued by the Drug Task Force. Martin now faces a fifth-degree felony and additional charges are expected.

The case is still an ongoing investigation, said Pat Burns, commander of the Drug Task Force.

The Portage County Drug Task Force is composed of officers from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Kent Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Streetsboro Police Department, Garrettsville Police Department and the Portage County Prosecutor’s office.

— Simon Husted