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WARREN, Ohio - City council President Bob Dean says he received a threatening phone call just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

"The voice on the other end said 'you better hope I go to jail before I kill you' and hung up," Dean says.

Dean says he knows the man who threatened him and he believes the threat came from a comment Dean made to a Cleveland reporter referring to the man's drug use.

Dean believes the man wanted some of the funds that were donated to cover the funeral expenses for six teens killed in a crash.

The councilman said the money would not be used for "rims and drugs."

Dean says the man then threatened his wife at church.

"Began ranting and raving about how unhappy he was that I referred to his dope habit, his dope possession and he didn't care if she took it as a threat. He did that in front of the entire bible class," Dean says.

Dean says the man was indicted today on drug charges but is still out on bond.

He says he filled out a police report about the threats but the man has not been charged in those incidents.

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