Youngstown police investigate drug activity at two homes


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YOUNGSTOWN — Officers with the vice squad and Community Police Unit serving search warrants investigating drug activity found guns in two different South Side homes.

About 5:55 p.m. Tuesday at a 422 W. Warren Ave. home officers found a 9mm handgun in the house and a .22-caliber handgun in the backyard, along with a scale that had suspected drug residue on it. Shannon Kelley,38, who lists the home as his address, was given a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 5:05 p.m. at a Lois Court home, police found a 9mm handgun along with a bag of suspected crack cocaine, three painkillers and two scales. Jason Gillespie, 43, who lists the home as his address, was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Mahoning County jail.

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