|Man pleads innocent to drug charges
Brian Kandel, 43, of Meadowbrook Drive, Leavittsburg, pleaded innocent to felony drug possession in Warren Muncipal Court after his arrest by the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force.
Kandel was released from the Trumbull County Jail after posting $25,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison.
TAG served a search warrant on Kandel’s house last week after receiving information about the home in connection with the abuse of prescription drugs by juveniles, TAG said.
Investigators seized $4,000, numerous prescription pill bottles with prescription drugs, digital scales, a ledger book, marijuana and several firearms.
Many of the drugs seized were in pill bottles containing labels with the names of people other than Kandel on them.
Police also confiscated tools they believe were traded for prescription drugs.
While police were at the house, two people arrived at the house wanting to purchase pills. They were not arrested. Additional charges are possible.
Residents are urged to call TAG to report suspicious activity at 330-675-7890.