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Youngstown man pleads guilty to federal heroin charge

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Youngstown man changes his plea on a federal heroin charge. Andre Little pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin Wednesday.

The charge stems from two incidents in February, when police seized heroin, marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars from a vehicle and motel room in Boardman.

Little will be sentenced September 19.

On February 13, police found baggies of marijuana and $111,000 worth of money separated by rubber bands in $1,000 bundles in a rental car being driven by Little.

Little and his two passengers denied ownership of the money, were each issued citations for possession of marijuana and released on scene.

Four nights later on February 17 at 11:00 p.m., police were called to the Days Inn Motel in Boardman where Little previously told them he had rented a room.

A hotel manager reported a marijuana smell coming from a room at the motel. After several attempts by police and the manager to contact occupants in the room, the manager evicted the occupants, per hotel policy, and granted police entrance to the room using a master key.

Police found a plastic bag containing 1,726.2 grams of heroin and a large, undetermined amount of money bundled in $1,000 increments.

Two hours later, Little attempted to enter the motel room where police had seized the drugs and money and was arrested along with a female companion.

A search warrant issued that same morning uncovered a laptop computer and two  MoneyGram orders to a car rental agency.

Little has a history of heroin possession in Mahoning County.

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