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Campbell police charge three with drug offenses following traffic stops



Published: Fri, March 14, 2014 @ 11:12 a.m.

Campbell police charge three with drug offenses following traffic stops

CAMPBELL

City police arrested three people on drug charges — and several additional charges — during two separate traffic stops for speeding Thursday.

At 9:45 a.m., police stopped 21-year-old Randolph Moore, of Hilton Avenue in Youngstown, along with his passenger — identified as 22-year-old Rafael Samaniego, of Fairgreen Avenue in Youngstown — on Wilson Avenue.

Police discovered that Samaniego had an active warrant out of Trumbull County, then searched both men and the car, finding 1.4 grams of suspected heroin, 0.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a digital scale and sandwich-style baggies. They also confiscated $817 in cash.

Moore and Samaniego were each charged with possession of heroin, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Moore was also cited for speeding.

Shortly after 7 p.m., police stopped 34-year-old Philip D. DeRobbio, of Melrose Avenue in Boardman, on Coitsville Road.

Police immediately noticed a holster on DeRobbio, along with a loaded magazine rifle protruding from a bag and a rifle case. Items found during a search of the car included two handguns and numerous knives, multiple rounds of live ammunition and spent ammunition, two open alcoholic beverage cans, and two unlabeled pills.

DeRobbio was charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, prescription label required and open container prohibited. He was also cited for speeding.


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1billdog1(1804 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

If Mr. DeRobbio has a concealed carry license the weapon charges are a waste of time and could make the rest of the charges go away for improper search. It appears to me that Campbell is on some kind of mission to end the drug problems they have had out there for years. Yet some of these arrest the past couple of days aren't their problem. A joint and quarter oz. of weed. Not this heroin and crack, that is a different story. As far as Mr. DeRobbio this paper and the Trib both tend to delete details for the purpose of sensationalism. A little investigation goes a long ways Mr/Ms Reporter.

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2Ytownnative(1062 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Actually if Mr Derobbio failed to inform law enforcement when he was stopped that he was a CCW holder then he was in violation of ohio law. Also I THINK you cannot legally possess a firearm, even with a permit, while committing another felony. (Depending on what drugs he was carrying)

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3Notorious_Pig(117 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Ytownnative....

Nowhere in this story does it confirm this guy informing or not informing the police officer, which, in my opinion, is a complete waste of press. This reporter put a story out without 3/4 of the required information needed for, even an infant, to make an education presumption of guilt. Did he fire a gun which produced the spent casings or was he walking down the street, saw some spent casings, put them in his car and THAT'S what they saw? Did he drink the alcoholic beverages or were they drank a week before...by a friend....who just so happened to put the empty cans in his backseat?? See? There are LOTS of ways to spin this and before this reporter "reports" anything, he/she would've had to be at the scene to get the "facts".

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4billdog1(1804 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Ya, what Notorious said.

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5Ytownnative(1062 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

I know he was just out hunting rabbits to give to the orphanage so they could eat for the night while enroute to help setup church for the next day services and it wasn't alcohol it was actually water that was TURNED INTO wine for this fine outstanding citizen. I ALWAYS carry my weapons hidden in the car and wear an empty holster I think that the first rule of carrying hide the weapon and wear the holster and ALWAYS bring unbottled pills and drug paraphernalia and make sure you have empty alcohol containers and throw a rifle or two in the car (loaded of course) in the car too. This guy sounds like an idiot.

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6bulldog(3 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Bottom line - do stupid things, get caught. Don't want to get caught, don't do stupid things. If you don't want to risk being arrested bc you're dumb enough to drive around town with a cache of guns, drug paraphernalia, and opened beer cans, then don't drive through Campbell. A single hand gun for protection purposes is one thing. A rifle, several guns, drugs ... that's clearly indicative of something else all together. Kudos to the CPD and the new Chief for finally talking a proactive approach to policing. Unbelievable how people will criticize the police for doing their job, but be the first to cry when they need the police or feel like they haven't done enough.

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7JustThink123(27 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

In the first part of the article, they were both charged with the heroin, crack and paraphernalia? How is that possible? it does not say they each had it. That is called false imprisonment and is leaving them open for a lawsuit. If you find drugs on the driver, the passenger cannot be arrested and vice versa. If one has heroin and the other has crack, then you charge each one with the drug they had. You cannot charge both with both drugs. I guess Campbell PD has trouble understanding the law.

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