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4 suspects from Austintown, Youngstown charged with drug trafficking

Four people from the Valley have been arrested on federal drug and weapons charges. Indicted are Lawrence L. Whited (aka Chunk/Lamont), 47, of Youngstown; Jeanne M. George, 47, of Youngstown; Jonathan F. Brown (aka Joe Brown), 50, of Austintown, and Eva N. Whisel, 34, of Youngstown. Federal prosecutors say the suspects were trafficking in cocaine. […]

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Youngstown man sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges

A Youngstown man was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for drug trafficking. Michael Williams, 32, was sentenced to 174 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine. Williams had cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, tramadol, alprazolam and clonazepam with intent to sell the drugs, according to […]

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Youngstown man accused of selling heroin near elementary school

A Youngstown man is facing federal charges, accused of selling heroin and crack cocaine near a school. Investigators say 31-year-old Anthony Scrutchen, Jr. sold heroin near the Youngstown Academy of Excellence, a public elementary school. The crimes happened on at least eight occasions between October 2016 and January 2017, according to the 10-count criminal information. […]

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Investigators raid Struthers meth house with 2 kids inside

Investigators say two parents were actively cooking meth when law enforcement busted into their Struthers home Thursday night. It happened on Moore Street around 10 p.m. Investigators said two children, 4 and 8 years old, were inside the house at the time of the raid.

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Feds say Valley men shipped enough fentanyl to kill hundreds

Federal officials have arrested two Valley men accused of receiving a package from China containing enough of the powerful opiate fentanyl to kill hundreds of people, according to U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman. Authorities say Michael B. Lawrence, 43, of Youngstown, and Dainon L. Jones, 37, of Girard, have been arrested and charged with attempted possession […]

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