Drugs, cash, booty from burglaries collected in raids on two Salem homes

SALEM – Warrants served on Walnut and West Pershing streets Friday netted $3,000, crack cocaine, stolen property and other paraphernalia.

A press release issued by Columbiana County Drug Task Force Director Brian McLaughlin said the task force, Salem police, the county’s special response team and sheriff’s office went to 597 Walnut St. and 162 W. Pershing St. following an investigation that spanned eight months.

Officers recovered cocaine, $1,400, digital scales, stolen property and cell phones from John Taylor’s Walnut Street home and $1,600, and a large amount of stolen property was recovered from West Pershing Street. The resident was not identified in the release.

The stolen property in the West Pershing Street home was from a breaking and entering that occurred on July 31 at Club Fuel located at 188 Railroad St, McLaughlin said.

Police arrested Bradley DeAtley at Taylor’s home for an outstanding warrant through Mahoning County, and Marvin Harsh was taken in custody on a secret indictment for possession of drugs following a traffic stop near the Walnut Street home. His passenger, Melanie Sobek, was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for child support.

More charges are pending, McLaughlin said.

“These warrants are the result of the cooperation between the Salem Police Department and the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. The task force and Salem police both provided valuable information to obtain the warrants,” he said.