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Warrant leads to arrest in Austintown drug case

AUSTINTOWN — A man was arrested in Warren on an Austintown warrant stemming from an April drug incident in the township.

Casey Carpenter, 37, who lists addresses in Warren and Austintown on police and court documents, is facing charges of drug abuse, possessing drug instruments and drug paraphernalia.

Austintown police saw a vehicle travel left of center on Burkey Road about 6:27 p.m. April 4. During the traffic stop, police found Carpenter nervous, shaking and breathing heavily. When he stepped out of the vehicle, police found a marijuana grinder and marijuana residue on the driver’s side floorboard, the police report states.

A search of Carpenter yielded a cut straw and a search of the vehicle ensued. Marijuana was found near the center console as well as two syringes, two suspected meth pipes and two bags of suspected methamphetamine. The substance was tested and revealed a positive presence for meth, the report states.

Carpenter then was taken to the Mahoning County jail, later released on $4,250 bond. On May 4, however, a warrant was issued for Carpenter’s arrest for failure to appear and he was arrested by Warren police. He was picked up by Austintown police, returned to jail and is being held without bond.

He is due back at 1 p.m. Monday in County Court No. 4 before Judge Scott Hunter.

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