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August 22, 2013
The Herald-Star

Two guns found after traffic stop

STEUBENVILLE - Two men were arrested Wednesday evening and two guns were recovered during a traffic stop on South Sixth Street, City Police reported.

An officer said a vehicle pulled out in front of him shortly before midnight Wednesday in the 200 block of South Sixth Street and was stopped by the officer in the 100 block of North Sixth Street.

The driver initially gave the officer a false name but was seen trying to hide a driver's license in the center console, police reported.

The driver was identified as Trey Shuttlesworth, 21, of 915 Sherman Ave. Police reported he was searched and a loaded 9 mm pistol was found in the waistband of his pants.

A passenger, Rayshawn Mitchell, 21, of 1414 Oregon Ave., tried to run away but was placed in handcuffs, police reported. A handgun was found in the rear waistband of his pants, according to police. A check of the handgun came back as stolen, police said.

Shuttlesworth was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon as a convicted felon and falsification. Mitchell was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property.

Raid conducted on gas station

STEUBENVILLE - State and local authorities conducted a raid on the Hawk Gas Station, 157 S. Seventh St., Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into alleged food stamp fraud.

The Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Ohio Investigative Unit served a search warrant at the gas station looking for evidence of alleged food stamp fraud.

City Police reported that during the search drug task force members found numerous items of drug paraphernalia. The owner, Nath Gorakh, 52, 249 S. Eighth St. was interviewed and admitted he was aware the items were being sold for drug-related purposes, police reported.

The drug paraphernalia included boxes of digital scales, glass smoking pipes and marijuana pipes, police reported.

Gorakh was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and is to appear in municipal court.

The investigation into food stamp fraud will be presented to the county grand jury, police reported.

Hammond PSD meeting moved

WELLSBURG - A meeting of the Hammond Public Service District board has been moved from Wednesday to today at 4 p.m. at the board's office, 736 Charles St.

The meeting will be conducted by the Brooke County Commission, who will oversee the district until it fills three vacancies on the board left when its members resigned recently.

Residents of the district interested in serving should contact the commission at (304) 737-3661.

Salem Township trustees to meet

RICHMOND - Salem Township trustees will met in special session at 5 p.m. on Friday to discuss health insurance for employees.

The meeting will be held at the township garage.

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