DEA targets Youngstown home for drug activity


YOUNGSTOWN — Two Youngstown men were arrested on drug trafficking charges after a federal task force raided a Crandall Avenue home.

Agents were targeting the home for suspected drug activity when a car was spotted leaving the home about 4:30 p.m. Friday. Youngstown police said they stopped the car on Martin Luther King Boulevard after the driver failed to signal a turn.

A bag of suspected cocaine was found in the car. The driver, Gary Evans, 30, of Leetonia, was charged with possession of cocaine and driving under suspension.

The DEA then entered the Crandall Avenue home with a federal search warrant and arrested two men — David Hagens, 39, of Benita Avenue, and James Spires, 25, of Catalina Avenue.

Inside the house, agents found 29 small bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale, numerous loose pieces of crack cocaine, a bag of powder cocaine, a scale and loaded handgun, reports said.

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