The Suburbanite
  • Jail inmate accused of having illegal drugs

  • Stark County Jail officers arrested an inmate on additional charges after they found a package in his pants.

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  • A Stark County Jail inmate who went to prison last year for heroin trafficking was arrested on new drug charges Tuesday night when officers at the jail found a package tucked into his pants.
    Joshua M. Tondola, 28, was arrested at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at the jail on charges of illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, felony drug tampering and two counts of drug possession, one of which is a felony, jail records said.
    Tondola, who is listed in jail records as having no permanent address but listed in Stark County court records as a Canal Fulton resident, was also arrested on warrants charging him with felony theft, forgery and misuse of credit cards.
    Jail records said that a small package was found in his waistband during a pat-down at the jail. The records do not say what was inside the package.
    The jail records also say, however, that he had been warned several times about bringing items into the facility.
    Court records show he went to prison last year for permitting drug abuse and two counts of heroin trafficking. He was indicted Oct. 30 of this year on felony charges of forgery and receiving stolen property.
    He remained in the jail early Wednesday, held in lieu of $76,000 bond.