Hubbard men face drug, gun charges

HUBBARD — Two men arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop at Myron and Center streets pleaded not guilty during their arraignment Wednesday in Girard Municipal Court.

Austin Mott, 22, 45 Fifth Ave., Hubbard, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of drug trafficking, drug abuse and drug paraphernalia, court records show. He made an initial appearance on felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, receiving stolen property and holding firearms.

He is scheduled to appear again in Girard Municipal Court May 2 after posting a $5,000 bond, court records show.

Dominic J. Dumaire, 20, 326 Drummond Ave., Hubbard, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of drug trafficking, drug possession and drug paraphernalia. He also appeared on felony charges of carrying concealed weapons, receiving stolen property, holding firearms, court records show.

No jail or further court information was available for Dumaire.

Police stopped the vehicle around 10 p.m. Tuesday because Dumaire, the driver, failed to stop at stop sign, a police report states.

When questioned by officers if they had smoked marijuana, Dumaire responded: “Heck no dude, I’m on probation right now through Girard Municipal Court,” the report states.

However, Mott admitted he may have smoked some marijuana earlier in the day.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, a marijuana bowl, a pocket sized digital scale and a cold, unopened bottle of of Bud Light in the vehicle, according to police. There also was a loaded black 9 mm Smith and Wesson firearm found under the passenger seat and a clear mason jar containing two additional plastic bags of marijuana, police said.

Dumaire spontaneously stated “the gun is mine,” the report states.

During a check of the gun’s registration, officers were told it had been stolen from Meadville, Pa. Dumaire threw up in the grassy area on the side of the road, the report states.

Once at the police station, Dumaire told officers he was suicidal and “wanted to blow (expletive) brains out.” He was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center for an evaluation.

Officers seized $196 and a cell phone from Mott and $75 in cash from Dumaire, the report states.