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Massillon Man Tries to Pay Cab Fare with Marijuana

Information provided by the Bath Township Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

BATH TOWNSHIP, OH -- On June 27, a local man took a taxi to a local Holiday Inn, according to a report. 

Jacob Bruckner, 38, of Massillon, racked up a $24 cab fare on his way to the  on Medina Road. When the driver asked Bruckner to pay, the man asked him to wait in the parking lot, the report said.

Bruckner went into the hotel and came back out with $15 and a little bag of marijuana and offered it to the driver, the report said. The driver called police.

When officers arrived, Bruckner admitted offering the driver weed to pay is fare. When asked about the $9 he still owed the driver, Bruckner forked over $5 and said that was all he had, according to the report.

Officers told the driver to call his management about prosecution.

Officers charged Bruckner with drug abuse.

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