Police help man unlock his car, find drugs inside

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) - Mayfield Heights police say that a man called them after locking his keys in his car.

They were happy to help, but once they got the door to the car open, they realized that 39-year-old Keith Deloach might not just be a stranded driver.

Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana when they unlocked the car and opened the door. At first Deloach tried to pass it off as a cigar he'd been smoking, but eventually admitted that he had two bags of marijuana hidden in a coffee cup in the back seat.

Police officers helping man who locked keys in his car find drugs
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A search of the car also turned up a marijuana grinder, a scale and three boxes of sandwich bags labelled with the brand name "Good Sense."

Officers had a bit of a hard time trying to understand why Deloach would call them for help, given what he had in his car.

He is now facing charges of drug trafficking and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. And since the incident happened close to several children in the Golden Gate Shopping Plaza, those charges could be escalated.

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