BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man was arrested Monday after an undercover investigation into drug trafficking in Boardman.
The investigation began after an officer sent a text message from a fatal overdose victim’s phone.
According to a police report, 28-year-old Jermaine Beverly agreed to meet the officer at a location in Boardman. There, police said he sold the officer heroin.
Beverly was pulled over during a traffic stop after the sale. Police said Beverly had the phone that he used to communicate with undercover officers.
He was arrested, along with the back seat passenger — Alonzo Jamal Ezell — who had a warrant from Campbell Police.
The driver, Danasia Traylor, was cited for driving under suspension.
Beverly posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on October 24.