NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – Two people were arrested in Niles after police received a call about a suspicious vehicle near the Heaton House Apartments.
A caller reported that a man and a woman were panhandling and tossing trash from the car in the parking lot on North Road.
Officers arrived just after midnight Tuesday after found 34-year-old Marci Cook and 22-year-old Solomon Cindea in the car. Police said officers also spotted a needle and other drug paraphernalia in the car.
A search revealed that Cook was carrying a loaded 9mm pistol, according to police. Investigators reported that pills and a pipe were also found in the car.
Cook was taken to Trumbull County Jail on a carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Cindea was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released at the scene.