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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - As an ongoing effort to target gangs, guns and drugs on Youngstown streets, officers raided a South Side house a neighbor says has been an ongoing problem. 21 News was there during the drug bust Tuesday evening.

Three people were arrested at 2662 Cooper Street after police raided the home for drugs.

The warrant was obtained to enter the house after an ongoing investigation by the Drug Task Force, the SWAT Team and the Youngstown Vice Department.

Youngstown Police Lieutenant and Vice Squad Commander Gerard Slattery said "We were able to make three arrests out of the house, recover two weapons and a good amount of heroin."

Of the three people arrested, two suspects were led out of the house in handcuffs and were taken into custody. The names of those arrested have not been released.

"They were in possession of the drugs so they're the ones going right now," he said.

Slattery said "One will be charged with a gun because he's under a disability and the other one's being charged with heroin."

The drug raid is part of the Violence Interruption Patrol that was started by Chief Rod Foley. It is a partnership between 13 agencies to target gangs, guns and drugs.

"This is a collective effort from the Drug Task Force,  the Youngstown Vice Department and also the SWAT Team. It's a collective effort that we get together. The Vice Squad wrote a search warrant here at this house and we  executed it and we did pretty well."

A neighbor says the house is owned by Mahoning County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Hood who rents out the structure.

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