Boardman police file drug charges against Youngstown man

BOARDMAN — A Youngstown man faces several charges, accused of running from police after a traffic stop.

Korey Jennings, 26, of East Ravenwood Avenue, was charged with trafficking in crack, marijuana and methadone and with having a controlled substance in a container without a label, all felonies, and with a misdemeanor offense of resisting arrest.

Police stopped Jennings’ vehicle about 4:45 p.m. Saturday on South Avenue after the car changed lanes without using a turn signal. When the officer stopped the car and approached Jennings, Jennings told the officer that he was under suspension and was sorry for driving, a police report said.

The officer had Jennings get out of the car and saw a bulge under his jacket. When the officer tried to handcuff Jennings, a bag of suspected crack cocaine fell to the ground. Jennings jacket made it difficult for the officer to apply handcuffs and when the officer tried to move the jacket sleeve, Jennings ran, a report said, but tripped a short distance away and was caught.

Police found bags containing suspected Methadone tablets, marijuana and crack near the car and an unlabeled of prescription cough suppressant inside of the car.

Jennings remains in the Mahoning County Jail and is expected in court Tuesday.

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