EL man convicted on drug charges

LISBON – Joseph J. Desarro, 20, Susan Drive, East Liverpool, was found guilty of drug-related charges by a jury Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. According to court documents, Desarro was found guilty of three counts of possession of drugs involving six Oxycodone tablets, five grams of heroin and 13.3 grams of cocaine. The drugs were found in a plastic bag where he was hiding following a foot chase with police. Desarro was taken into custody and bail was set at $100,000. Sentencing is set for Sept. 5.