Boy, 13, faces charge of drug trafficking

Boy, 13, faces charge of drug trafficking


A 13-year-old township boy faces a fourth-degree felony drug-trafficking charge after police say he sold his Aderall pills.

The boy reportedly admitted to Boardman Center Middle School officials he had sold 20 of his Aderall pills for $60 to an unknown male he met while walking along Market Street.

The boy also reportedly admitted buying marijuana from the same unknown male.

The boy was arrested Thursday and taken to the county juvenile justice center.

Fifth OVI charge


Patrick Paris, 48, of Poland faces his fifth charge of operating a vehicle while impaired, his third in the past six years, after township police arrested him on South Avenue on Thursday.

Police responded to the area of Walker Mill after a concerned resident reported a driver who drove off the road multiple times, almost struck a utility pole and drove head-on into oncoming traffic.

Police reported finding Xanax pills on Paris when they stopped him. He also is charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

Cops find handgun


Police found a 9 mm handgun reported stolen from New Castle, Pa., during a traffic stop about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday at Belmont Avenue and Tod Lane.

Reports said police pulled over an SUV for expired plates driven by David Ferrell, 28, of Lafayette Avenue. Ferrell also admitted he did not have a valid driver’s license, and he was ordered out of the car.

Police found the gun in a back cargo space. Ferrell said his brother left the gun there and he did not know it was in the SUV.

Ferrell was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of driving under suspension, receiving stolen property and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Block party


The Movement will host a block party and family fun day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. East Market Street at Elm Road and Vine Avenue in Warren will be closed during the event. All vehicles must be moved from those streets by 7 a.m. Sunday or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Woman charged with causing crash


A Lowellville woman is charged with operating a vehicle while impaired after reportedly causing an accident in Poland Township early Friday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded about 7:45 a.m. to the intersection of Struthers Road and U.S. Route 224 for a two-car accident and determined that Mandy Spahr, 37, was driving while impaired.

Spahr was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries; the driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

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