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21-year-olds charged with carrying concealed weapons

Published: Sat, November 26, 2011 @ 3:36 a.m.


Police charged two 21-year-old Youngstown men with carrying a concealed weapon and other offenses Friday in separate incidents.

Ryan D. Friendly of Woodside Avenue was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs and drug abuse after police were called to the Western Reserve Transit Authority bus station on West Federal Street at 11:37 a.m. A security guard said he observed Friendly in a restroom stall smoking suspected marijuana. Friendly purportedly handed the guard two small bags of suspected marijuana.

The guard also found a pistol on Friendly, as well as a bottle labeled as Xanax prescribed to another person. Friendly was taken to the

Mahoning County jail.

Ian D. Thomas of East Florida Avenue was also jailed, charged with carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property after police were called to Mahoning and Lakeview avenues at 1:57 p.m. for a man in a purple shirt with a gun. They spotted a man fitting that description, but the man ran through the front yard of a home, then disappeared inside a house. An officer found a loaded handgun under the cushion of the love seat just inside the door.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

The intolerance of society is causing the subculture a multitude of problems . A deeper level of understanding is needed to eliminate the bitterness being generated . . ..

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2Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

I'm sure this won't be the last time we hear about these 2 losers. Pitiful waste.

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3VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

If these 2 gentlemen were truely interested in self protection, they should have applied for a concealed carry permit.

Of course, if they have a police record they would be denied their permit application. Which then leads to the next question...where did they get their handguns? Ask any licensed firearms dealer and he will tell you the number of people who fail a federal instant background check when they attempt to purchase a firearm. And don't try to pin this on Gun Shows, as dealers there also must use the federal instant background check. The problem with gun shows is what happens out in the parking lot. People have the right to sell their personal firearms legally to another person, but some felons are taking advantage of this "free trade zone" . I suggest having a patrol car out in the parking lot watching these shady individuals. Through their actions, they are easy enough to identify. And who knows how many wanted criminals are out there circling the wagons at the gun show parking lots. Patrol cars will make them uncomfortable to do business there.

The problem with guns in the hands of drug dealers and users is that they use the same methods to obtain their guns as they use to obtain their drugs.

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Guns are stolen right here from people who are too stupid to have them locked up . . . ..

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5Askmeificare(1252 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

That is a gun in their pocket - These people are NOT happy to see you.

Miller's Rod and Gun should be shut down.

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6johnlittle1(11 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Taken to the mah.co, jail, so after smoking some pot he gets a mael and a place to sleep on the taxpayers dime, thanks for sharing puke

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7johnlittle1(11 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

that is a free meal on our dime.I'm glad i worked today so these two citizens didn't have to

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8UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

What can one say but more Youngstown Hoodrat action!

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