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10:45 a.m.: Judge warns more charges coming for man accused in dog fight operation

WARREN — The man arrested during a large drug investigation that uncovered a dog-fighting operation in southwest Warren this week appeared in municipal court Friday on two gun charges.

Stanley Redd Jr., 42, of 953 Bane St. SW, was arraigned via video hookup to Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak’s courtroom. Redd had two not guilty pleas entered on weapons under restrictions charges.

Ivanchak set bond at $100,000 for Redd, and warned that a “slew of other charges” against him may be coming soon.

A preliminary hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the gun charges, when Ivanchak said he will perhaps revisit the bond issue.

Redd, who remains in custody, was arrested on warrants after authorities conducted searches of homes on Austin Avenue and Bane Street SW, reports show. A report Thursday showed police found five more dogs suspected of being involved in the dog-fighting operation at a home at a third undisclosed Warren location.

Lori Shandor, CEO of the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, said the seven pit bulls that were recovered in the Bane Street search are doing fine and have been checked by a veterinarian. The dogs were found in cages by members of the league and Warren police.

Earlier, Warren police on a drug investigation found evidence of dog fighting in the garage of an Austin Avenue SW home. A hanging digital scale and harnesses were found there, while a treadmill with blood on it was found at the Bane Street home, a police report states.

The Warren Police Street Crimes Unit started the search at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 747 Austin Ave. SW. At that address, the report states, the unit found Redd sitting in a vehicle in the driveway and he was detained without incident.

When searching the inside of the Austin Avenue home, the crimes unit found multiple plastic bags of suspected narcotics and other evidence, including 183 grams of suspected fentanyl, 41 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 216 Suboxone strips, 15 amphetamine pills, a loaded .38-caliber handgun, digital scales and packaging material and $62,000 in cash.

Redd was also issued a parole violation warrant. Court records show Redd had served seven months in prison for a 2019 drug possession conviction.

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