YOUNGSTOWN 2 drug raids lead to arrests of 6 men
Two men were arrested after officers found them at a table with suspected drugs and two loaded handguns.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested six men in two separate drug raids on the city's East and North sides.
Police entering an East Side home with a search warrant said they found a kitchen floor and counter littered with large, wet rocks of what is suspected to be crack cocaine.
Also in the kitchen at 327 S. Truesdale Ave. were two bags of suspected crack cocaine, loose suspected crack cocaine, a large bag of suspected powder cocaine, a glass beaker, a scale, a spoon with residue, a razor blade on a stone and $100, police reports show.
Youngstown men Spencer Pagan, 25, of Leo Avenue, and Linwood Muldrow, 22, of Rigby Street, ran from the kitchen when officers entered around 5 p.m. Friday, police said.
Muldrow threw and broke a glass beaker before officers handcuffed him and found on him $445 and a plastic bag with numerous rocks of suspected crack cocaine, police reports show. On Pagan they found $118 and a bag of suspected marijuana. A loaded shotgun was found under a living room couch.
Both men face felony charges of manufacturing drugs, crack cocaine trafficking, drug abuse of cocaine and possession of weapons by a convicted felon. Pagan also faces a misdemeanor marijuana charge.
North Side raid
During a separate raid on the North Side, police found two men sitting at a kitchen table with two sandwich bags containing suspected crack cocaine, eight bags of suspected marijuana and two loaded handguns.
William Fleeton, 24, of Brierwood Lane in Toledo, and Lebron Bunkley, 24, of East Ravenwood Avenue in Youngstown, were arrested at about 6:35 p.m. Friday at 708 Fairgreen Ave., city police reports show. Both face felony charges of crack cocaine drug abuse, trafficking in marijuana and possession of weapons by a convicted felon.
Police also confiscated $124 from Fleeton's pocket and $660 that Bunkley had thrown to the floor.
Two others arrested at the Fairgreen address were Youngstown men Steven C. Phillips, 32, of Worthington, and James Black, 19, of Ridley Avenue, police said. Both face felony charges of aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine. Phillips was also charged with felony marijuana trafficking and a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge.
Police found $579 on Black and confiscated a plastic bag with numerous rocks of suspected crack cocaine and several smaller bags from a counter where he was standing, reports show. Officers found two sandwich bags with suspected crack cocaine and one with suspected marijuana on Phillips and five bags of suspected marijuana and a pipe near him.