Warren man busted after police watch meth sale

A Warren man is behind bars after a traffic stop turned up pills, methamphetamine and an admission to selling methamphetamine in an interaction observed by police.

Cody A. Flick, 32, 14 Plum St., was charged by City of Warren Police on Wednesday.

According to the police affidavit of probable cause, the alleged incident occurred in the early morning hours on September 1. Police were on the city’s east side near Buchanan St. when Flick’s vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Stratus, was observed pulling into Country Fair. Police reported that a second car pulled in and an unidentified male entered the Stratus and left approximately five minutes later.

Police wrote in the affidavit that they then followed the Stratus eastbound on Pennsylvania Ave. E.

“At this time, the vehicle took a right turn onto Plum Street, crossing the intersection of S. South Street while there was a steady red light,” police said. “At this time, (police) activated (their) emergency lights and sirens and stopped the vehicle on Plum Street.”

Police allege that, when they approached the vehicle, a “small plastic baggie” was observed sitting on the passenger side floor and said Flick subsequently admitted to possessing methamphetamine.

Police further allege that a search of the vehicle resulted in “another baggie… of suspected methamphetamine,” as well as “four loose Gabapentin pills not in a pill bottle… located in the center console of the vehicle as well.”

“One butane lighter and butane fluid was located in the passenger glove compartment,” police allege, “as well as a butane lighter found in the center console and a straw containing a white, powdery substance found in the driver’s side door.”

Police allege that, based on training, those items are “commonly used… (for) ingesting drugs….”

During a subsequent interview with police, Flick “stated he was at Country Fair to sell methamphetamine to the unidentified male who got into his vehicle,” the affidavit states.

Charges include six counts of possession with intent to deliver, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving an unregistered vehicle and improper right turn.

Flick was preliminarily arraigned by District Justice Raymond Zydonik on Wednesday and placed in the Warren County Jail after he was unable to post $25,000 bail, online court records indicate.

A preliminary hearing on the matter has been set for September 19.