TAG raids yield drugs,
June 17, 2010
|The Trumbull-Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force,
with the assistance of several police departments, confiscated illegal drugs
and made several arrests in Cortland and Warren.
On June 10, the task force, with the assistance of Cortland police,
recovered a large garbage bag of marijuana and three clear bags of marijuana
and a scale from an Erie Street apartment in Cortland. Charges are pending
against the resident; when the search was executed ,nobody was home.
On June 9,T AG, aided by Cortland police, searched an East Main Street
apartment. The residence was empty, but during the search a man and a woman
arrived. The male, Chris Uthe, was searched and investigators found two
small bags of marijuana, $105, and nine unidentified pills wrapped in
cellophane. Also discovered in the residence were a digital scale, plastic
bags, drug paraphernalia, several small bags of marijuana packaged for sale
and a handgun.
Uthe is charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana for sale,
according to a news release.
On June 3, aided by Warren police and the U.S. Marshals Service, TAG
searched a home on Stewart Street Northwest in Warren. A man and a woman
William Phinisee is charged with trafficking in heroin. Confiscated from the
home were nine bundles of heroin packed in rice, 11 Xanax pills, additional
suspected heroin, eight miscellaneous pills, a digital scale, suspected
crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and miscellaneous paperwork.
Also June 3, the task force and Warren police searched a Milton Street
Southeast home. They found several juveniles in front of the residence,
along with Brandon Coleman, 29, who was charged with trafficking and
possession of marijuana.
Outside in a mailbox, investigators found a small bag of marijuana. Also
confiscated from Coleman were $795 and a Vicodin pill.
Inside, investigators found a digital scale, minor amounts of marijuana and
miscellaneous unidentified pills. The task force encourages citizens to
report suspicious activity to the drug hot line at 330-675-7890 or toll-free
at 877-835-4375 or visit www.tagohio.com.