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Two appear in court for drug, sex-related charges

EAST PALESTINE–Both Floyd Sorrell, 66, West Clark Street, East Palestine and Angela Weaver, 33, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool appeared for arraignment in county Municipal Court on drug- and sex-related charges on Thursday.

Sorrell and Weaver were arrested after members of the East Palestine Police department executed a search warrant at 582 W. Clark St. Wednesday.

Officers arrived to serve a warrant to Weaver when the officers found drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments, prescription drugs and suspected methamphetamine. Officers allegedly found eight syringes in Weavers’ bedroom when they arrived to arrest her.

Further investigation revealed Sorrell had been providing money and prescription drugs to Weaver in exchange for sexual acts.

Sorrell allegedly allowed drug dependent females to stay at his residence in exchange for sex and money. He was charged with engaging in prostitution, possessing criminal tools and permitting drug abuse.

Weaver has a pretrial set for Aug. 23. Sorrell has a pretrial set for Aug. 19.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges against both Weaver and Sorrell will be filed pending laboratory testing and results.

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