Campbell police arrest Youngstown man on drug-possession charges

CAMPBELL — Police arrested Charles George Jr. of Youngstown on drug-possession charges.

Store management of the Campbell Party Shop on 12th Street contacted police Wednesday night to investigate a Chevrolet Malibu parked in the employee parking area with multiple occupants.

Police found a woman in the driver seat with George on the passenger side. A small child was in the rear of the vehicle in an infant seat. Police smelled an odor of marijuana, which led to a search of George, according to reports.

Police found two small plastic bags one containing 2.2 grams of suspected marijuana, and the other containing 1.3 grams of suspected heroin. Nine hypodermic needles were discovered in the vehicle’s console. According to the police report, George took ownership of all narcotics and needles.

The driver and the child were released from the scene. George was transported to Mahoning County jail pending a court appearance at 9 a.m. Friday.