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Police called in Mercer County when Uber passenger smokes joint

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A 29-year-old Akron, Ohio man faces charges in Mercer County after an Uber driver told police he lit up a joint while riding in the car.

According to a police report, the Uber driver said DeAngelo Wilkins hired him to take Wilkins from Akron, Ohio to Butler, Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon.

The driver said Wilkins asked for and received his permission to smoke.

But when the passenger began smoking marijuana, the driver told Wilkins he couldn't smoke an illegal substance in his car.

The driver stopped at the Sheets gas station on Butler Pike.

When Grove City Police arrived, they say Wilkins tried to flush the marijuana down the toilet and refused to obey the officer's commands.

State Police also were called to the Sheetz. They say they used a Taser on Wilkins before arresting him.

Wilkins is charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use and resisting arrest.

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