ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula Police Department Narcotics Investigative Unit was involved in two drug-related raids Tuesday on the city’s west side, according to APD Detective Michael Palinkas.

In both cases, officers served warrants issued through Ashtabula Municipal Court and drugs, cash and drug packaging material were located. Charges against a handful of individuals found at the locations are pending once laboratory test results are complete, he said.

The first raid occurred in the 600 block of Bunker Hill Road, where police seized about 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, packaging material, digital scales and about $16,000 in cash. Three children were found living at the residence. Case workers with Ashtabula County Children Services were on scene and assisted with the placement of the children. 

The second search warrant was executed in the 700 block of West 52nd Street, where police found suspected marijuana, drug packaging material, digital scales and an undisclosed amount of cash. 

“Several complaints from citizens had been received about the activity at this address,” Palinkas said. “This assisted us in the investigation.”

Anyone with information related to illegal narcotics or other crimes is asked to call the APD tip line at 440-992-7126. Anonymous calls are accepted.

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