Warren raid turns up drugs, guns and cash

Street crimes

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Warren man appeared before a judge Wednesday morning and had his bond set at $150,000 on charges of drug possession and having weapons while under disability.

Devaughn Raymond, 25, was arrested Tuesday by the Warren Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit following the execution of a search warrant at a home on Chestnut Street N.E. Police said they seized a variety of items, including 35 grams of cocaine, three grams of heroin, four handguns and about $10,000 in cash. Police said the street value of the drugs is approximately $4,000 and one of the guns was reported stolen in Warren.

“There is a lot of drugs out there, unfortunately, a lot of guns out there, so we just keep working hard at it and doing the best we can to get some of this off the streets,” Lt. Greg Hoso of the Street Crimes Unit said.

Raymond was at the home with his father and younger brother, but police said Raymond took responsibility for the narcotics, so he was the only person taken into custody. Tuesday’s raid followed a two-month investigation.

Patricia Donham and her roommate Sandra Patrick are breathing a sigh of relief. They live nearby the raided house.

“It has been terrible with the traffic in and out of there. The whole neighborhood is ecstatic that they are gone,” Donham said.

They said Wednesday it has been a lot quieter since the unit raided the house across from them on Tuesday.

“We are more than happy to see them gone because it is a danger to the kids because we can’t let them out to play here,” Donham said.

“We knew there was something coming out of there because the traffic was just too frequent,” Patrick said.

Raymond is at the Trumbull County Jail and is due back in court next week.

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