A Youngstown woman was arrested March 30 on drug and gun charges after Brookfield police seized a trove of powder drugs and pills.
Deshawnn L. Williams, 32, was set to be arraigned April 1 on charges of felony counts of drug trafficking, handling a weapon while under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of cocaine and possession of drugs, and a misdemeanor count of possession of drugs. She is being held in Trumbull County Jail.
Police said they were called to a home in the 8200 block of Ohio Street in Masury with a report that a woman who had a gun had shown up trying to sell a video game system that had been reported stolen from that home on Feb. 28.
Police responded to the home and encountered members of the family that lived there, and two other women, one of whom reportedly had the gun, police said.
One of the women, Williams, had a drawstring backpack that contained a loaded .45-caliber pistol and “a large quantity of suspected drugs,” police said.
Williams told police that she is a drug user, not a seller; that she carried the gun because she had been robbed in the past; that she did not have a concealed carry permit; and that she had gotten the video game system from someone named Ethan and that she was sure Ethan had taken it from the Ohio Street home, police said. She also identified three bags of drugs found in the backpack as Tramadol, cocaine and ecstasy.
Police said they confiscated 52 bags of cocaine that weighed a total of 26.3 grams; 3.5 grams of ecstasy; 14.5 grams of marijuana; 225 Tramadol pills; 52 Alprazolam pills of 1 milligram in size each; 5 Alprazolam pills of 0.5 milligrams in size each; and 1 Clonazepam pill.
Williams also had $233 on her, police said.
Williams has prior convictions for drug possession, drug trafficking and carrying concealed weapons, police said.
Police said they also confiscated about an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia attributable to residents of the home, but no one else has been charged.