Investigators report finding drugs, gun during search of Hubbard home

Local News

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.

More stories from

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on