4 suspects from Austintown, Youngstown charged with drug trafficking

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Four people from the Valley have been arrested on federal drug and weapons charges.

Indicted are Lawrence L. Whited (aka Chunk/Lamont), 47, of Youngstown; Jeanne M. George, 47, of Youngstown; Jonathan F. Brown (aka Joe Brown), 50, of Austintown, and Eva N. Whisel, 34, of Youngstown.

Federal prosecutors say the suspects were trafficking in cocaine.

The indictment came after a two-year investigation by the FBI and Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force.

Investigators say Whited supplied cocaine to George and Brown for distribution in the Youngstown area. 

George and Brown are accused of supplying cocaine to Whisel for sales, according to the indictment.

Whited is also charged with using firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking and being a felon in possession of firearms. 

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