BOARDMAN Man arrested on drug charges
The arrest resulted from probes undertaken by several area agencies.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Boardman man has been arrested on a drug trafficking charge as part of a probe that earlier resulted in the arrest of a former Mohawk High School physical education teacher.
Harold Wilson, 44, 1919 Peachtree Court, was arrested after being accused of trafficking in OxyContin, a second-degree felony, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Youngstown office said Friday.
Wilson appeared Thursday in county court in Boardman, where a hearing date was set for 6 p.m. Sept. 6. He was released on bond.
A raid of his residence Tuesday afternoon by law enforcement agents resulted in the seizure of 2,635 OxyContin tablets and about $4,000 in currency.
Agents said they also executed seizure warrants on two bank accounts held by Wilson and took more than $61,000 in cash.
Authorities say that Wilson met Tuesday at his home with Timothy Mosley, 29, of East Leasure Avenue, New Castle.
After Mosley left Wilson's, agents trailed him to Bessemer, where he was stopped. His vehicle was searched, and authorities said they found 160 OxyContin tablets in the vehicle.
Mosley was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.
He was released from jail after posting $100,000 bond.
Douglas Lamplugh, resident agent in charge of the DEA office in Youngstown, said Friday that the OxyContin probe is continuing.
Other law enforcement agencies involved in the arrests included the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, Boardman Police Department, Ohio Board of Pharmacy, New Castle Police Department, Lawrence County Drug Task Force and Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.