Report: Youngstown police find firearms, almost $46,000 during search warrant

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Aja Hill, 22, who resides in the home, is in the Mahoning County Jail on gun and drug charges

Aja Hill, charged with drug abuse and drug paraphernalia in Youngstown.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police say they found firearms and thousands of dollars while serving a search warrant in a west side home.

Members of the vice squad and the community police unit served the warrant just after 4 p.m at a home on the 2200 block of Cherry Hill.

According to the report, they found almost $46,000 in cash during the search.

Police also reported finding two bags of crack cocaine along with 20 .380-caliber rounds; 29 9mm rounds; a 30-round magazine of an unspecified caliber loaded with 18 rounds and a Glock 9mm pistol that had a 50-round drum magazine.

Aja Hill, 22, who resides in the home, is in the Mahoning County Jail on gun and drug charges. She is expected to be arraigned Friday in municipal court.

Police Chief Robin Lees said the amount of cash in the home shows that there was a significant drug operation going on there.

“The drug trade produces high profits,” Lees said. “It’s a high-profit, high-risk adventure.”

Lees said because of the amount of cash found, he speculated that the home was used more for supplying drugs in wholesale rather than traditional street sales.

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