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Drug deal: Crack cocaine for your finger



Published: Tue, October 5, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A city man told police he paid too much for the crack cocaine he purchased, then was assaulted when he demanded his money’s worth of the drug.

The 55-year-old Redondo Avenue man told police his drug dealer came to his home Sunday and charged him $160 for about $30 worth of crack cocaine. The man said he went to a Wirt Street address and asked for the appropriate amount of the drug, but was told he could only have it if he would allow dealers to cut off his finger.

According to police reports, a dealer began cutting the mans finger, but the man changed his mind. Reports say the dealer then took a large knife and chopped at the man’s arm just above the wrist. Police noted a 2-1/2 inch cut on the man’s arm just above the wrist.

The man called an ambulance and was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment of his injuries.


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