Youngstown traffic stop nets drugs, body cavity search reveals several narcotics

Joseph Yohn was arrested for drug trafficking in Youngstown, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A traffic stop in Youngstown ended in a drug arrest after police uncovered several narcotics during a body cavity search.

Officers on routine patrol at about 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 said they witnessed a man driving a Mercedes stopped at a traffic light near Brooklyn Avenue. According to a police report, the man appeared to be holding a card and snorting something into his nose.

The driver then took off at a high rate of speed and made a turn without signaling.

Police attempted to pull the driver over, but he continued driving before finally pulling over near Erie Street, according to police.

Officers noted the man was “covered in white powder” and moving frantically in his seat. The officer told the driver he observed him snorting narcotics and the driver replied, “You caught me. I bought two $20 bags. I was snorting one and tried to smash the other one into the floor board because you scared me.”

Police arrested Joseph Yohn, 47, of Columbiana, at the scene. He was taken the Mahoning County Jail where a body cavity search was conducted. The search revealed seven bags of crack cocaine, one loose crack cocaine rock, three bags of cocaine and 14 pills.

A digital scale was also uncovered from Yohn’s vehicle.

Yohn face multiple drug charges including trafficking and possession.

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