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Wed. 1:45pm: Sweeps ongoing (photo)

April 17, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN - Police and federal agents were on the scene of at least two addresses on the southeast side of Warren early this afternoon as part of a major drug investigation.

At least one woman was arrested at a 1609 Youngstown Road S.E. business and two children who were with her were taken into custody by a relative before the woman was handcuffed.

Just moments after she was handcuffed, a different team of police were at a home just around the block in the 800 block of Kenilworth Ave. S.E. but no one was home.

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The raids are part of an investigation into drug activity in the city and about 100 people are being sought by law enforcement.

Nineteen separate federal indictments were unsealed today charging 55 people with various violations of federal narcotics and weapons charges in Warren and the surrounding area.

Forty two people were indicted in state court on similar charges.

Overall, 132 firearms were taken off the street by being purchased or seized.

According to indictments revealed today, there is a conspiracy involving 21 people who are accused of bringing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine to Warren from Detroit.

A news conference is going on now at the Warren Police Department with U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, ATF Special Agent in Charge Robin Shoemaker, Warren police Chief Tim Bowers and representatives of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Trumbull Ashtabula Group Task Force, Ohio BCI, Youngstown police and others.

This is a developing news story, check back throughout the day for more details.



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