Woman's kids found in another raid of home with drugs, weapons


YOUNGSTOWN

A woman charged Wednesday with child endangering after her three children were found in a home raided by police also had her kids with her during a police raid of a home she was in last November.

Frances Turner, 26, who reports said has a Mathews Road address in Boardman, faces a first-degree misdemeanor charge of child endangering.

A man who reports said is her boyfriend, Rafael Samaniego, 26, faces felony charges of possession of drugs and trafficking in drugs after members of the vice squad and Community Police Unit found 34 bags of marijuana, two handguns, pills, $606 cash and a scale at Samaniego’s West Marion Avenue home.

Officers spotted a car pulling out of the drive just before they arrived and later pulled it over and discovered the driver was Turner, reports said. When officers entered the home, Samaniego and three children were inside.

The home was in such bad shape that officers on the scene immediately “red tagged” it, or deemed it uninhabitable. Reports said they charged Turner with child endangering because she left the children in deplorable conditions.

Officers did let Turner take the children with her and gave her a court date of Thursday morning.

Samaniego was booked into the Mahoning County jail on his charges as well as several warrants and is expected to be arraigned in municipal court today.

Read more about the situation in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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