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A convicted drug dealer and another man were apprehended Thursday after police found guns and drugs during a raid on the city’s southeast side early Thursday.
Two men with criminal records, Carl Foster, 57, of 2345 Wick Ave. S.E., and Antonio Stubbs, 27, were arrested on fifth-degree felony charges of possessing heroin, though law enforcement officials said more charges could be filed against both.
Police and the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force raided the home at about 10 a.m. at Roger’s home on the corner of Wick and Rogers avenues, the second time the home has been raided since 2010.
The raid capped a three month-long investigation into drug activity at the home. Investigators used confidential informants to purchase heroin three times between April and June. The front door was blocked by a piece of wood, investigators said.
Officers found two guns and heroin inside the home that had security cameras installed throughout, officials said.
Neighbors said drug activity was common at the home.
“A lot of traffic in and out,” said neighbor Travis Diekmann. “They do deal drugs right in front of our kids. They can’t play out front because of what they do. So we try to keep them in the backyard.”
The home was boarded up by officials after the city filed nuisance abatement claims in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
A preliminary and permanent injunction hearing on the nuisance abatement claim is scheduled for June 17 in front of Judge W. Wyatt McKay.
Court records said home has been the “source of numerous complaints and illegal activity.”
Assistant Warren prosecutor Traci Timko Rose said prosecutors warned the homeowner, Foster’s mother, Annie, before the May 2010 raid and in April this year about drug activity at the home.
Annie Foster, according to court records, told investigators her son is a drug addict.
Rose said both times Annie Foster failed to remedy the issue, allowing for the nuisance abatement claim.
Carl Foster was imprisoned for one year after the 2010 raid on drug trafficking and weapons charges. He also served six months in jail in 2005 for heroin trafficking.
Foster returned to the home in March and began dealing drugs from the same home.
Stubbs, according to court records, had charges dropped against him three times, including twice for felonious assaults in Warren and Niles in late 2012. Charges were dismissed against him in 2011 for having counterfeit drugs, according to records.