The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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April 23, 2013

Conneaut seeks four who bought banned products

CONNEAUT —  Police in Conneaut are still seeking four area people they say violated their probation when they bought a taboo product, according to reports.

Warrants were issued Thursday for nine Conneaut people who reportedly broke a court order when they purchased items that contain pseudoephedrine, said Police Chief Charles Burlingham. Five have already been located and jailed, he said Monday.

Last year Conneaut Municipal Court — at the urging of former law director David Schroeder — began requiring some offenders to stay away from alcohol, drugs of abuse and products with pseudoephedrine as a condition of their probation. Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine, police have said.

Other court-imposed probation conditions can forbid people from visiting taverns or can ban them from the city for a period of years.

Three of the five— two men ages 21 and 30, and a 21-year-old woman — were picked up by police at different addresses early Thursday morning, Burlingham said. A fourth offender is an 18-year-old local man, also grabbed late last week, police said. Information on the fifth individual in custody was not immediately available Monday.

Police located the nine through a national database that tracks each purchase of pseudoephedrine items across the country, Burlingham said. Officers can program the list to keep tabs on local residents and to alert law enforcement agencies each time a purchase is made, he said.

Conneaut police routinely check to see if offenders are abiding by the conditions of their probation, Burlingham said.

 

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