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Former Warren city employee indicted on heroin charges

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WARREN, Ohio - A former employee of the Warren City Law department has been indicted on drug charges.

The Trumbull County Grand Jury on Thursday indicted 33-year-old Jason Burns of Boardman on charges of possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Burns was placed on leave from his job as a paralegal with the city law department after showing up at work in a disoriented state in December.

Police say they found oxycodone, a needle and a spoon containing traces of heroin

Burns submitted a resignation letter saying that he accepted full responsibility for his actions and said his behavior was a direct result of not working with his Narcotics Anonymous program.

After Burns resigned, 21 News spoke with Burns mother, Marilyn, who authored a book about parents struggle to cope with addicted children after losing another son to a drug overdose.

You can read and see Marilyn Burns' story by following this link.

 

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