Investigators report finding drugs, gun during search of Hubbard home

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Police took a man into custody for a probation violation

HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Investigators with the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force and Hubbard City Police raided a house in Hubbard Wednesday morning.

Hubbard Police Chief Robert Thompson said it was all part of a months-long investigation into alleged drug trafficking.

During the search at 45 Fifth Avenue, investigators say they found drugs, cash and a gun.

Austin Jay Mott, 23, was taken into custody on a probation violation.

At the time of the search, Mott’s live-in girlfriend was there, too. Investigators say she is not facing charges although she wasn’t happy to see WKBN First News cameras.

Woman: You guys can get the *expletive* off this property
Nadine Grimley (reporter) – I’m not on your property
Woman: Ok, no point in taking pictures of an empty house
Nadine Grimley (reporter) – Well
Woman: *expletive* losers!

People who live in the area, but didn’t want to go on camera, say the activity at this particular home is a problem they’ve been dealing with for years. Thomspon says it won’t be put up with.

“We keep a tight lid on the city when something’s out of the norm. We keep a close eye on it, and our officers will team up with other officers and we will do what we have to do,” Thompson said.

Thompson said this should send a message to anyone thinking about participating in this type of activity in the city.

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