21-year-olds charged with carrying concealed weapons


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.

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