New Castle News

May 24, 2013

Drug charges filed after raid

David Burcham
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Police have charged four people arrested during a drug raid Wednesday in Union Township.

Members of the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force executed a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. All four suspects live at that address, according to court records.

Those taken into custody were Ronald Clark II, 40; Kijhana Daniel Cummings, 39; Michael Scott Cottrill, 24, and Ashley Ostrawski, 24.

Police entered the home just before 6:30 a.m. A 4-year-old girl who was in the house was turned over to the custody of Lawrence County Children and Youth Services. After the occupants were removed, police used canines to search the house.

They found a loaded .38-caliber handgun, suspected heroin, marijuana and powdered cocaine, pills, steroids and $1,100.

All four were charged by the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and arraigned by District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright.

Clark is charged with illegal possession of a firearm, three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one count of endangering the welfare of children, three counts of possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $25,000.

Cottrill faces one misdemeanor count and one felony count of possession with intent to deliver, three counts of possession and one count each of endangering the welfare of children and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $10,000.

Ostrawski and Cummings each are charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture, and one count each of endangering the welfare of children, possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cummings’ bond is $25,000 and Ostrawski’s is $5,000.