Warren man pleads guilty to illegal possession of weapons

Staff report


A Warren man who is barred from having a firearm because of eight previous felony drug convictions pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. District Judge James S. Gwin will sentence Ryan Drummond, 33, of Comstock Street Northwest in April. Drummond entered his plea in U.S. Northern District Court of Ohio in Cleveland.

A federal grand jury indicted Drummond in November after members of the Adult Parole Authority searched his home and found three semiautomatic handguns, a .12-gauge shotgun, over 170 painkillers and other drugs, a holster and ammunition.

An affidavit with the case said when interviewed, Drummond told parole agents he was robbed a couple of days before his home was searched so he got the guns to protect himself. He denied owning two of the guns, the affidavit said. He said he got the guns “off the streets.”

Drummond has convictions for drug possession or trafficking stretching back to 2004 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, including one from earlier this year.

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