Detective: Defendant had drug tools consistent with ‘upper level’ dealing

Staff report


A Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force officer testified Wednesday that Corey Floyd had not only fentanyl and heroin in his Hopkins Road home, but also drug-mixing tools consistent with “upper level” drug dealers.

Floyd’s heroin trafficking trial entered the second day of testimony Wednesday in Judge John Durkin’s court.

Jurors heard from Detective Robert Whited, who led the July 2016 search of Floyd’s home at 4005 Hopkins Road, turning up 13 grams of heroin and fentanyl, about $7,200 in cash, a firearm, various ammunition, scales allegedly used to weigh drugs and sifters and ventilator masks used to mix them.

Whited said authorities seized “a larger amount” of drugs from Floyd’s home. He also noted the firearm and suspected drug money were found tucked away elsewhere in the home, which is “standard” for drug activity.

Jurors are expected to begin deliberating on the case today.

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