Three arrested on felony drug charges


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Police arrested three people over the weekend on drug charges, two of them during traffic stops on the East Side.

Elizabeth Soich, 37, was arrested about 11:50 p.m. Saturday at East High and North Truesdale avenues after an improper turn. Reports said her license is suspended, and she gave police permission to search her car.

Inside the car, police found a dose of suspected heroin, a needle, spoon and crack pipe in her purse. She also told police she had three bags of suspected crack cocaine in her bra and gave them to police, reports said.

Soich was booked into the Mahoning County jail on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug-abuse instruments.

Arrested just minutes earlier at 11:25 p.m. at Albert and Oak streets was Jesus Davila, 27, who was pulled over because he was driving with only one headlight.

Reports said as officers were questioning Davila they saw a bag of suspected crack cocaine at his feet and later found a crack pipe inside the car. He was booked into the jail on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested about 8:20 p.m. Saturday was Jimmie Pearce, 49, who was arrested on a warrant as a sex offender at a home in the 300 block of West Ravenwood Avenue on the South Side, according to reports.

Reports said Pearce had a bag of suspected crack cocaine in his pockets and $420 cash. Reports said he told police he found the crack on the street and picked it up.

Pearce was also taken to the jail on a charge of possession of cocaine.

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