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WARREN – City police found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and heroin on the floor of a Chevrolet Cobalt that was pulled over near the Warren Heights apartment complex on Thursday.
Officers stopped the vehicle after 10 a.m. in the Maryland Street NW 400 block parking lot, the report said. The driver, identified as Tyrin Blackwell Sr., 27, was arrested for driving while suspended.
As officers searched the vehicle, they observed two bags on the driver’s floor, one containing suspected crack and the other which appeared to contain heroin. Next to the bags was a box of plastic sandwich bags, latex gloves and a digital scale.
On the passenger side floor, an officer found a large bag of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately 94 grams. A field test found he was positive for methamphetamine, the report says. The other suspected drugs were taken to a lab for positive tests.
Blackwell pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated trafficking and was held on $ 100,000 bond. Its next hearing is set for September 23 at 10:15 a.m. before municipal judge Terry Ivanchak.
Other charges are pending against Blackwell, who remains in Trumbull County Jail, the report said.
A roadside check on Friday morning by police in Warren also resulted in the recovery of drugs.
A 2006 Chevrolet Equinox was pulled over for suspected speeding around 1:30 a.m. at West Market Street and Delaware Avenue NW, the report said.
The man and woman inside were taken into custody and the vehicle searched, the report said. A bag of suspected methamphetamine was taken in the back seat and inside a purse an officer found a scale, Q-Tips, plastic bags and $ 120 in cash. Inside another bag, an officer found three metal pipes and a bottle full of pills. Small amounts of the suspected methamphetamine were also found in a plastic bag and a folded towel. Inside a folded card, suspected heroin was found, the report said.
No one has been taken into custody, the report says, but charges are pending based on the lab results.