By joe gorman
City police made several drug arrests Sunday into early Monday, all as the result of traffic stops.
About 4:10 a.m. Monday, officers noticed a car pull into the old Princeton School at West Princeton and Hillman avenues on the South Side and asked the driver of the car what she was doing there at that hour.
The driver, Jennifer Perrot, 41, of Barberton, said she had met her male passenger online and they were going to the parking lot to have sex. Police asked to search her car, which she agreed to. Inside they found a crack pipe, syringes, a spoon and two bags of crack cocaine. She was arrested on the charges of possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs and taken to the Mahoning County jail. Her male passenger was released at the scene.
About 1:50 a.m. at McGuffey Road and Randall Avenue on the East Side, police pulled over a car driving with no lights on and found a bag of marijuana, a digital scale and $287 in cash. Arrested was Kenneth Coates, 22, on the charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. He also was taken to the jail.
About 1:02 a.m. at Mahoning and Schenley avenues on the West Side, police pulled over a car driven by Virginia Wise, 34, of Coitsville Road in Campbell because the plates did not match the car they were supposed to be registered to.
Officers found a crack pipe underneath the seat where her passenger, Carl Lee Daniels, was sitting. He was taken to the jail on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant for failure to appear from Youngstown Municipal Court. Wise was issued a summons for driving under suspension and released.
At 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police cited John Butler, 46, of Shirley Road, on the charges of possession of drugs marijuana after police found a bag of marijuana in a pill bottle, and driving under suspension. A truck he was driving was stopped at Mahoning and Maryland avenues, also on the West Side, as officers were responding to a call at a vacant home on Silliman Avenue. A passenger, Michael Stevenson, 30, of North Portland Avenue, was cited on the charge of drug paraphernalia after police said they saw him throw a crack pipe out the window before the truck was pulled over.
And about 9:05 a.m. Sunday, Christopher Pope, 23, of Gladstone Avenue, was arrested in a driveway in the 1500 block of Wellington Avenue on the West Side on the charge of possession of drugs-heroin. An officer spotted a car Pope was riding in that had no license plate sticker. When the officer began following the car, it abruptly pulled into the driveway and two men, one of them Pope, knocked on the door before grabbing a hose and opening the hood of the car. The pair told an officer their car was overheating but reports said there was no sign of any problems with the car. An officer found the heroin and Pope admitted it was his, and that he has an addiction. The driver was issued a summons for having no license-plate sticker. Pope was taken to the county jail.