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YOUNGSTOWN 3 males face drug charges



Published: Mon, February 4, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



All of the people arrested were found with suspected crack cocaine, police say.

YOUNGSTOWN -- City police made three drug arrests over the weekend during which suspects tried to flee, police reports show.

A 40-year-old Austintown man was charged with drug abuse cocaine and resisting arrest at about 8 p.m. Friday after police found him in a 1982 Chevy pickup truck with a cracked windshield and missing rear-view mirror parked at Westlake Terrace apartment complex.

Police ordered the vehicle to be towed and found a small bag containing three rocks of suspected crack cocaine under a floor mat. When officers tried to handcuff the man, he kept pulling away until officers knocked him to the ground.

South Side: Officers arrested a 23-year-old South Side man at 2 p.m. Saturday after police were called to Willis Avenue about a man who was causing problems outside.

When they arrived, the man ran, and officers caught him on Regent Street. When they arrested him, police discovered a prescription bottle containing 13 Vicodin pills that were not prescribed for him and a bag containing three rocks of suspected crack cocaine.

He faces charges of drug abuse cocaine and drug abuse Vicodin.

East Side: On Saturday at about 3:20 p.m., police near Fruit and Oak streets on the city's East Side were flagged down by a resident who told them a teen had been on the corner displaying a handgun in his waistband.

Police found a teen meeting the description at Forest and Charlotte avenues. When they stopped to question him, he ran, and officers caught him on Fruit Street. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and held a plastic bag containing six rocks of suspected crack cocaine, police said. No gun was found.

The 17-year-old was charged with trafficking in cocaine and resisting arrest.




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