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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


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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