November 23, 2014

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K-9 finds drugs, accused trafficker

LORAIN — A K-9’s nose led police to a stash of not-so-cleverly concealed heroin about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, according to a Lorain police report.

Lorain police were called to an East 31st Street residence to assist parole officers in finding Rolando Ramos, 34, who had several active warrants, including one for drug trafficking through Cuyahoga County.

His girlfriend, Emelinda Reyes, 36, told officers that Ramos was not home, but with the help of Amherst and Vermilion police dogs, he was quickly found hiding in a closet.

Ramos was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business and a felony count of possession of heroin after officers found packets of the drug stashed in the bottom of a WD-40 can in a kitchen drawer, the report said.

Ramos said the heroin was for personal use, and that he has been fighting a drug problem since he was a teenager, according to the report. Reyes was not charged with obstructing official business, pending further review of the incident.

Ex accused of felony assault, abduction

ELYRIA — A disgruntled ex-boyfriend is accused of attacking an East Broad Street woman about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, holding a plastic bag over her face and threatening to kill her, according to an Elyria police report.

Anthony Bumphus Sr., 36, of Elyria, was charged with felony counts of abduction and assault after he held his ex-girlfriend, Sharon Yount, 31, against the floor by her wrists, slapped her in the face, held a hand across her mouth and nose and then placed a garbage bag over her face to try to suffocate her, the report said.

Yount told police Bumphus said he would kill her, and “put her in the trunk of his car until they found her,” the report said.

When she ripped the bag away, Bumphus allegedly picked her up and body-slammed her into a couch. He also put on a work glove and used it to cover her face during the struggle, the report said.

Younts said that after the fight, Bumphus held her in his apartment for five hours against her will.