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Mom calls cops on son

Published: Fri, August 2, 2013 @ 12:04 a.m.

By Joe Gorman



Police found more than 24 bags of marijuana and a loaded gun stashed in a dryer after an East Midlothian Boulevard woman called police on her son Wednesday.

Rashaugh Anthony Norman, 17, was booked in the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center on the charges of trafficking in marijuana, possession of cocaine and having a weapon while under disability.

Police were called to his home about 6:35 p.m. for a report of a fight between mother and son, reports said. When officers arrived, the mother told them her son was on probation and a member of a gang β€” and that he had been disrespecting her.

Norman had left before police arrived.

The mother led officers to the basement, where she said she had heard her son tinkering with the dryer in recent days. A report said the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana as he went down the stairs.

The mother pried off the lid of the dryer and underneath were 24 bags of marijuana packaged for sale, as well as a larger bag of marijuana, a bag of crack cocaine, another sandwich bag of marijuana, a digital scale and a loaded .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun, reports said.

The mother told police when she figured out what her son was doing with the dryer, they had an argument.

Police said the mother told them β€œhe needs to be locked up for the things he is doing before it causes his death,” reports said.

As police were checking the basement, Norman returned home. He was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Justice Center, which refused him because he had been smoking marijuana. He was then taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center to be examined and then returned to the JJC, reports said.

Reports noted officers handled the gun with care because it is very old, and it was hard to get the magazine out because of its condition.


1kensgirl(1056 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

I applaud this mother. If only other mothers would follow her example Youngstown (and other communities) would be a lot safer.

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2fcb(459 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

This punk doesn't know and probably doesn't care how much his mother loves him. God bless this Mom for she did the right thing. She is right. The road that her son is going down is going to get him killed.It happens every week in Youngstown.

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3southsidedave(5189 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Another dirtbag in our society...what a joke, hiding drugs and weapons in a dryer, where is your brain?

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4bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

He was just trying to make a living and his own mother shuts his business down! This young man is not to blame, rather the question is where is his father? We need to blame the whole culture for this young mans action. He is not responsible for his own actions.

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5redeye1(5611 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

It's just too bad more mom's don't do the same thing. It would really lower the crime rates.

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