Neighbors’ complaints prompt south side drug raid

Drug items confiscated. Sept. 17, 2015
Drugs, money and a gun are confiscated by the Youngstown Vice Squad in a raid on the south side. Sept. 17, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown Vice Squad officers will be talking with federal authorities about pursuing drug charges following a raid Wednesday night on the city’s south side.

Thursday morning, police showed off what was seized.

“We recovered 100-grams of heroin, over $24 thousand in cash, a gun,” says Lt Gerard Slattery with the Youngstown Police Department. “Also some cocaine. About an ounce of cocaine.”

We’re told the raid followed a number of complaints from neighbors about drug activity in the area, prompting officers to get a warrant to search the house.

So what happens to the ill-gotten goods? “After the case is disposed of, we will go for a forfeiture specification,” says Slattery. “And that money will be returned to the police department. Usually it will go into a law enforcement fund, you know, for general purposes.”

Police say the heroin alone was worth about $15 thousand on the streets.

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