Austintown Traffic Stop Nets 3 Drug Arrests

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Three Youngstown men are facing charges after being arrested on drug charges Monday morning following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Austintown.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said troopers stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling at 113 mph about 3:25 a.m. Troopers asked the driver to exit the vehicle to conduct sobriety tests and asked a K-9 unit to check the car.

After the dog indicated there was drugs present, troopers searched the vehicle and found several bags of crack cocaine, cocaine, pills, heroin and marijuana, according to a news release by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The driver, Alden Young, 21, was charged with one count of selling, purchasing distributing or delivering of dangerous drugs, one count of cocaine possession, one count of heroin possession and two counts of drug trafficking.

A passenger, Shane Overton, 21, was charged with one count each of tampering with evidence and drug possession. A second passenger, Michael R. Stanley, 21, was charged with drug possession.

According to Mahoning County Common Pleas Court records, Young was arrested July 22, 2010, on charges of drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty in October 2010 and was sentenced to three years of probation.

In March of 2011, he was arrested on a charge of drug abuse-marijuana, and was sentenced to one year in prison in May 2011 for violating his original probation, court records show. He still is on probation from the original charge in October 2010.

Court records show Overton was arrested on three counts of felonious assault in July 2011. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and was sentenced to five years of probation in December. The judge wrote in Overton’s sentencing entry that he could be sentenced to three years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

Stanley was arrested in July 2010 on a charge of drug possession, for which he was sentenced to three years of probation in February 2011, according to Mahoning County Common Pleas Court records. He was arrested again in June 2012 on two charges of felony drug possession, for which he was again sentenced to two years of probation.

The judge wrote in Stanley’s sentencing entry that he could be sentenced to 30 months in prison for violating his probation, court records show.

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