2 indicted in Boardman drug cases

Brian Malysa

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Two men arrested on drug charges by Boardman police within a five-day span last month both were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury.

Joshua Stitt, 25, of Ellwood City, was indicted on one felony count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Stitt was driving a vehicle that was pulled over by Boardman police March 14 after employees at Walgreen’s on Market Street called and said he was acting suspicious by driving back and forth in the parking lot, according to a police report. A search of the vehicle turned up chemicals for making methamphetamine as well as marijuana, police said.

Stitt appeared nervous and police asked him to get out of the vehicle, after which he admitted to having marijuana in the car and later gave police permission to search the vehicle, according to the police report. Three other people in the vehicle also were arrested.

Stitt posted bond after his arrest and he has not yet been picked up on the indictment.

Also indicted Thursday was Brian Malysa, 30, who is facing one count each of heroin possession and illegal cultivation of marijuana. Malysa’s Stadler Avenue apartment was raided by Boardman and Canfield police on March 18 after they received calls from neighbors about suspected drug activity.

Police found 13 marijuana plants, a small amount of heroin and prescription drugs, as well as a scale and other drug abuse instruments, according to a police report.

Malysa has been at the Mahoning County Jail since his arrest.

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