Vice Unit raids Youngstown home, charges man with drug possession

Police said the suspect matched the description of someone who had reportedly been selling drugs from the home.

Ricky Hodges; Drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A raid of a home by the Youngstown Police Department’s Vice Unit netted heroin, fentanyl and other drugs, police said.

Officers with a warrant searched a home in the 100 block of Millet Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a bag containing an unknown brown powder was found in the home, as well as a digital scale with drug residue, handgun and $300 in cash found in a suitcase.

Police arrested 18-year-old Ricky Hodges, who they said had a bag of crack cocaine, two Tramadol pills, two pieces of paper containing fentanyl and one bag of heroin in his wallet.

Hodges matched the description of a man selling drugs at the home, according to a police report.

Hodges was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court on Friday morning, and bond was set at $18,500.

A preliminary hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. December 1.

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