A 65-year old Canton man is now facing numerous drug charges after allegedly trafficking drugs within a school zone.
The Beacon reports officers from the Canton Police Department's Special Investigations Unit and the SWAT team conducted a raid in the 2200 block of Mahoning Road Northeast around 4p.m. Tuesday afternoon following a lengthy investigation that was sparked by a citizen complaint.
Police say David Currie Jr ran the operation out of his home on Mahoning Road NE, which is close to to St. Paul’s Catholic School and the J.R. Coleman Child Care and Family Center.
Authorities recovered powder and crack cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernaila, and a gun among other items.
He was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of heroin and cocaine, weapons under disability, and other drug-related charges.
Currie has had a history of drug and weapons related convictions in the past according to police.
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A Canton officer once photographed while sleeping on the job got a wake-up call from his boss.
The Canton Repository reports Officer Christopher Heslop was issued a letter of reprimand ealier this month for sleeping on duty during the early morning hours of December 19th.
An investigation was launched by a photo taken by a person seeking help after a nearby car crash. Sleeping on duty is a violation of the city’s rules and regulations according to the Canton Police Department.
Heslop told his supervisors his doctor gave him a new perscription and apologized for his actions and any embarrassment he may have caused.
Canton Police Chief Bruce Lawver said in the letter he appreciated Heslop's professionalism and said he was confident he was taking the proper steps to make sure that this is not a repeat occurence.
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