Youngstown police seize guns, drugs in raids


Police seized two shotguns and a semiautomatic handgun Thursday afternoon during separate raids by the vice squad.

The shotguns were taken from a 2046 McClure Ave. home where officers were serving a search warrant investigating drug activity at about 5:20 p.m. Also found was a bag of heroin, a bag of crack cocaine, a bag of marijuana, five pills, a security system and $478 in cash.

Gary Drayton Sr., 34, was arrested on charges of possession of drugs/heroin, possession of drugs/cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia and Marcus Peterson, 24, was arrested on charges of drug abuse and possession of drugs.

The 9mm handgun was found at a 3261 Hermosa Road home at about 6:40 p.m., along with a bag of heroin and two bags of marijuana. Arrested there was Anthony Griffin, 27, on charges of possession of drugs/heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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