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Campbell police arrest man on drug charges

Published: Mon, April 7, 2014 @ 12:08 p.m.


City police arrested a 37-year-old Youngstown man on charges of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia late Sunday.

Police stopped Andre L. Harmon, of Verona Avenue, on McCartney Road for having just one functioning headlight at 11:15 p.m. Sunday. When officers approached the car, they noticed Harmon making several furtive movements, like reaching under the steering wheel area. His hand was also shaking, though he denied having anything illegal in the car or on him, and gave police consent to search both.

Police found a small, ripped baggie containing marijuana residue, along with a baggie containing 4.6 grams of suspected marijuana.

Harmon was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and also cited for the headlights. He is set to appear in Campbell Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday.


1billdog1(5409 comments)posted 2 years ago

Another big marijuana bust in Campbell. I'll say it again, this cost more than the effort it takes for search, paperwork, court and fines gained. Then again what kind of person rides around with it in their car.

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2LtMacGowan(704 comments)posted 2 years ago

Campbell police are useless. Way to go now we get to pay $85 a day to incarcerate a guy for having pot. Hurray!

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3billdog1(5409 comments)posted 2 years ago

evio, a pothead isn't going to shoot anybody, steal your car, or wife for that matter, or run around engaging in major criminal activities. So based on the low cost of $85/day, how much is police officer making for appearing in court (usually overtime pay for court appearances by police officers,) time tying up court for a fine (Ohio says anything up to 4 oz in one container is a misdemeanor with a fine up to $100,) how much time did the officer spend on this 4.6 grams, (1 oz=27 grams,) and the young man is more than likely not a criminal, but now he has a misdemeanor record. I'm sure helping him to become a productive person. All these the last couple of weeks involving marijuana except one have been users of marijuana. If your looking to end the trafficking problem in Campbell, attacking potheads isn't going to do it. You might want to start with the traffickers. Take a kid like this and dump his pot on the ground, and scare the crap out of him.

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4Shot_In_Youngstown(139 comments)posted 2 years ago

If you look at the laws, this person cannot be incarcerated. Take one moment of your time to view the norml.org website and you will learn the following:

"Possession of less than 100 grams is a minor misdemeanor punishable by a $150 fine.
Possession of marijuana paraphernalia in a minor misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $150, possible community service, and a six month to five year suspension of the offender's driver's license.
A minor misdemeanor does not create a criminal record in Ohio.
The state has decriminalized marijuana to some degree. Typically, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal consumption. The conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation."

It is no longer the 80's people, marijuana was decriminalized long ago. You people think CPD has captured Scarface, but no one was arrested. A guy needs to appear in court and pay up to $300 in fines. Is there really reason for such a fuss?

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5DSquared(1723 comments)posted 2 years ago

Take the trash out of Campbell!

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6bulldog(3 comments)posted 2 years ago

Here's a novel idea for all of the Monday morning quarterbacks -- instead of sitting around on message boards, chomping at the bit to criticize and denigrate the CPD, why don't you actually do something productive? If you don't like how something is being done, do something to change it instead of hiding behind a keyboard, spitting vitriole and citing useless/baseless facts.

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7boxerlover(133 comments)posted 2 years ago

@Bulldog and L0L: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Couldn't have said it any better!

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