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Outline code words used by couple in drug trafficking case

Outline code words used by couple in drug trafficking case March 31, 2011 By CHRISTOPHER BOBBY Tribune Chronicle WARREN - Accused drug dealers used code words like ''the plane has landed'' to let associates know they arrived back in town from Detroit with cocaine and heroin. According to informants who have testified against Frederick Johnson [...]

2017-06-26T14:10:42+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Drug Agent Testifies

Drug agent testifies Trial continues for former jailerApril 1, 2011 By CHRISTOPHER BOBBY - Court reporter (cbobby@tribtoday.com) Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com WARREN - Detective Fred Raines never expected Brandi Lynn Watson to volunteer all the information she did after she was arrested Jan. 16, 2010, and thrown in Trumbull County Jail. Watson, a 27-year-old mother [...]

2017-06-26T14:10:01+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Drug investigation led to officer’s arrest

Drug investigation led to officer’s arrest April 2, 2011 By CHRISTOPHER BOBBY - reporter (cbobby@tribtoday.com) Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com WARREN - A narcotics officer who testified this week in an ongoing trial of two accused drug dealers developed additional information that led agents to the arrest of a police officer from another department. Detective Fred [...]

2017-06-26T14:09:15+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Pair found guilty on drug charges

Pair found guilty on drug charges April 9, 2011 By CHRISTOPHER BOBBY - reporter (cbobby@tribtoday.com) Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com WARREN - A man and woman from Warren, who prosecutors say imported a sizable quantity of cocaine and heroin from Detroit, were found guilty Friday of drug charges and could face enhanced prison sentences from a [...]

2017-06-26T14:08:37+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Slip of tongue ends trial; man facing charges

Slip of tongue ends trial; man facing charges November 16, 2011 By CHRISTOPHER BOBBY - Staff reporter (cbobby@tribtoday.com) , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com   WARREN - After working as a police officer for nearly 30 years, Detective Rick Tackett said he knew better than to misspeak while testifying in court. But a slight slip-up in [...]

2017-06-26T14:08:37+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Man accused of heroin trafficking, insurance fraud

Man accused of heroin trafficking, insurance fraud November 30, 2011 By ADAM FERRISE - reporter (aferrise@tribtoday.com) Tribune Chronicle WARREN - A narcotics detective, whose slip-up during testimony led to the mistrial in a recent heroin trafficking and insurance fraud trial, eluded a repeat Tuesday during the retrial. Trumbull and Ashtabula Law Enforcement Task Force Detective [...]

2017-06-26T14:06:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Prescription drug bust includes bonus: Marijuana

Prescription drug bust includes bonus: Marijuana By SHELLEY TERRY - sterry@starbeacon.com Staff Writer Mar 14, 2012  An indoor marijuana-growing operation and stacks of cash were among items seized by local law enforcement during a drug bust on Dunsmore Avenue Monday afternoon. William Hale, 45, of 4902 Dunsmore Ave., who now may be facing a litany [...]

2017-06-26T13:50:37+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Drug Task Force Burns $300K Worth of Pot

The Trumbull-Ashtabula Law Enforcement Task Force burned $300,000 of marijuana Friday afternoon that had been confiscated over the past 18 months in Trumbull and Ashtabula counties. Heroin, crack, cocaine, pills and guns were also destroyed at a local steel plant.

2017-06-26T13:48:46+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Wellington puts officer on paid administrative leave

Wellington puts officer on paid administrative leave Published: January 27, 2010 The jailer may have tipped a man accused of being a drug dealer that he was being investigated. STAFF REPORT YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County Sheriff Randall Wellington has placed corrections officer Ryan Freeman of Warren on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of criminal [...]

2017-06-26T14:15:21+00:00 February 26th, 2010|