AKRON, Ohio -- The Summit County Drug Unit found cocaine valued at between $315,000 and $500,000 hidden in the freezer of a home on Firestone Boulevard.
Capt. Hylton Baker said police got a tip about the drugs, secured a search warrant and went to the house Sunday evening.
We found 9 kilos of cocaine wrapped in a cloth bag in the freezer. It was quite a shock to us, he said. Losing that amount of drugs is going to hurt someone.
Police did not arrest the owner of the home, who was present at the time of the discovery.
The value of drugs varies by location, but the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area organization estimated the average street price of a kilo of cocaine to be about $35,000.
The Summit County Drug Unit estimated the street value at $500,000.
Baker said the investigation is continuing.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010