City police confiscate marijuana, pain pills


Police found more than a pound of suspected marijuana and 222 painkillers late Thursday after a chase on the South Side.

Tyrone Chatman, 20, of Early Road, is in the Mahoning County jail. He was arraigned Friday on drug and traffic charges in municipal court. He has a preliminary hearing set for next Friday.

Reports said officer Jacob Short tried to pull over a car about 10:55 p.m. driven by Chatman for having no front license plate.

Chatman refused to stop and led officers on a chase until his car rammed a tree on Summer Street. Chatman refused to get out of the car, and officers had to break the windows with their batons to get him out.

The suspected marijuana and painkillers were in three large freezer bags and two smaller bags, reports said. Chatman also had 14 bullets in his pockets.

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