September 19, 2014

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Breaking: Arrest made in connection with heroin overdoses

Siaerres Noble

Siaerres Noble

ELYRIA – Police arrested a man they say was selling an especially potent form of heroin called “China White,” which police say could be responsible for six overdoses and one death in Elyria this weekend.

Siarres Noble, 29, from Elyria was charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs on the 200 block of Brunswick Drive in Elyria at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. He is being held at the county jail.

Police said they received information that Noble – who also goes by the name “Sizzle” – has been selling “China White” around Elyria.

The wave of overdoses – there were 13 reported throughout Lorain County over the weekend, and two deaths, including a 32-year-old woman in Elyria – prompted Elyria police, Lorain police and the county Drug Task Force to coordinate to try and find the source.

China White is a kind of heroin laced with Fentanyl, a pain drug similar to morphine, according to police.  It is four to five times more potent than heroin and often causes the user to lose consciousness immediately after snorting it, according to police.

The drug has been sent for testing to confirm that it is “China White,” Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

As police investigated the incidents, Noble’s name kept coming up, Costantino said, adding that undercover police purchased the drug from Noble a few times over the weekend.

This weekend was the first time Elyria Police have seen “China White” in Elyria, although it is prevalent in larger cities, Costantino said.

“We’re trying to educate people and let them know it’s out there,” Costantino said.

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  • karenwilliamsfoley

    I sincerely hope they charge him with murder.

    • Bob Sweatt

      To bad they can’t. But it would be nice.

    • Triston Henderson

      Charge him with murder? Thats just nonsense. He may have sold the drugs but theres still something called personal responsibility. Nobody made these junkies shoot up heroin or anything else. They did that to themselves. Thats like blaming McDonalds if an overweight persons dies from a heart attack.

      • Bob Sweatt

        That’s what i was thinking. Let’s blame everyone else. That’s the American way anymore

      • Bill

        McDonald’s is something being sold legally. This drug is being sold illegally. Personal responsibility does come into play but I think some kind of charge of being complicit to the overdoses and deaths should come into play.

        • Bob Sweatt

          Good luck with that, because it will never happen. Unless he didn’t tell them it was laced.

          • Bill

            No doubt.

        • Triston Henderson

          I understand where your coming from but im still not buying charges when these people basically killed themselves. Besides if you charge this Noble character with these deaths then you need to charge every dealer that was involved. I doubt he personally sold to all these people across the county. This dope most likely changed hands a few times before getting used.

      • levtrotsky

        Test the drug on this garbage to see if it is ‘ bad ‘………….

      • woodyhaze

        Or bars when they over serve someone and they drive drunk and kill someone. Oh, wait, they can be charged too…………………………..

        • Bill

          Again, apples and oranges. The comparisons don’t work. One is legal the other is not. Especially if the drug was indeed laced making it quite a bit more powerful then the user might have known.
          I am not defending the users and their choice but something needs to happen and if that involves making the dealer responsible for their actions in all of this then it needs to be done with stricter consequences and judges who will enforce them.

      • MZee

        well, unless he poisoned it with the intent of it doing harm. If he had a computer and they can prove he researched it, he’s toast.

  • woodyhaze

    Where’s Charles Bronson when you need him??????

  • Brandy Lynn

    He should just be forced to shoot up with his own dope to see how much it takes to OD, there’s an easy solution, keep the trash off the streets and lets not risk him getting off on probation to just start dealing again.

  • stop ur whining

    big deal, one dealer off the streets. as long as their are addicts there will always be a steady string of people to supply their needs. maybe this should serve as a WAKE UP CALL to those junkies. enjoy that hot shot, it could be your last!

  • Mark B

    Dealers now being charged in drug overdose deaths
    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — With the number of heroin overdoses skyrocketing nationwide, a growing number of law enforcement agencies are dusting off strict, rarely used drug laws, changing investigatory techniques and relying on technology to prosecute drug dealers for causing overdose deaths.

    This is most likely why the confiscated drugs have been sent for testing, if they can link his dope to be the same in the toxicology reports from the deaths he may just be charged in their murders.

    • Bob Sweatt

      If he sold the tainted drugs to those who OD’ed. But he is just one bee in the hive of drug dealers.

  • Lindsay

    Only through education will we ever see real change! END the failed drug war that is leaving our youth addicted and DEAD!

    • Larry Crnobrnja

      So the U.S. should legalize heroin?

      • Derp

        It is legal, Its called OxyContin. How do you think they all get addicted???

        Come on wake up!

        • Larry Crnobrnja

          Are you suggesting “all” heroin abusers start with oxycodone and switch to heroin? Are you suggesting even a majority? Would you be willing to share your research with the rest of the class?

          • jz

            Many these days after finding that the pain pills cost too much move to heroin because it is cheaper. Derp should not have said “all” but you should know that common sense would dictate certainly not “all” started on oxycontin. But many on heroin started with pain pills. And yes it is a very unintelligent thing to do. Agree with you there.

      • jz

        I told you about LEAP. Yes, end the war on drugs. More harm has been caused because of the failed drug war policies then the use or abuse of the drugs. If they are scourges, then as a taxpayer I say give them their drugs, and I,d be willing to pay for their $100.00 pine box. Don,t respond until you study up on LEAP first. If you don,t then you are not lending credence to all the people in LEAP who put their lives on the line when they fought in the drug war and have since come to the conclusion that the policy does more harm than good and actually creates most of the problems the drug war purports to be fighting against. C,mon Larry. I know you can at least read their mission statement.

        • Larry Crnobrnja

          Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws!

          And please use an apostrophe instead of a comma as required.

          • jz

            I,m more about substance Larry. HE HE.

  • SpaceTech

    China was effective with controlling their drug problem for many years–they simply executed users and dealers and there wasn’t much of a drug problem. Now that they no longer continue that practice the drug use and sales have exploded beyond controllable means.

    • jz

      Hogwash. Even executing dealers can,t stop the human condition that some will always want to “escape” with drugs, and some will always be “greedy” enough take the chance at the huge profits that can be made. Profits in large part due to a black market created whenever you prohibite something people want. Not only that but you really think China is a great place to live? Gimme a break.

  • bROWNS77

    Wow. Letting people know that there is really potent heroin in Elyria?
    That’s great advertising for everyone to come here for (dope, dog food , and China White) they spent the same $10 on their bag and only have to do half of it to get high. Hearing 7 gunshots Friday night by Bath street at 3am woke my kid sounded like in the back yard, then Saturday night at 2:30 we heard 3 shots , they said it was at settle inn and arrested some idiot in grey.
    I need to get my family out of this town.

  • Sharyn MacMahan

    How many times do you sell drugs to a police officer before you get arrested? Just curious!

  • DonMega

    What ever happens,hes going away for along time.

  • Lisa

    Needless to say, this is NOT his 1st offense…Most recent,… Possession of Heroin, 2013… even some “Counterfeit Controlled Substance” from 2006… His “rap sheet” is quite colorful…. And that’s just LORAIN COUNTY…

  • ssbbie

    I feel everyone have to take responsibilities for their actions if you know that this drug is as dangerous as they say why the hell would you want to try it….common sense it was a choose to do take the drugs nobody forced it on them its sad on both aspects

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  • Macdaddyoh

    Sorry people, take this hunk of crap out back and put a bullet in his head. Cut their tongues and hands off. Do something to make these bastards stop their destruction to our kids.

  • Brandy Lynn

    Search his name. This is in Elyria ALONE. Of course along with multiple trafficking heroin/coke and possession, criminal tools, DUIs, paraphernalia, weapons, (obviously he has kids because he contributes to their crap too), he was also charged with illegal use of food stamps. HA IMAGINE THAT!!!!!!
    Dude should have been in jail already. Someone like this does NOT need to be free on the streets, obviously.

    • Brandy Lynn

      Oh and let me add the first docket entry for the possession/trafficking below. (How is it that he was found indigent? He was selling a LOT of drugs and his food stamps, he should have PLENTY of money to pay for his own attorney)

      Hearing comment: Defendant found indigent. Atty Downs assigned. Case
      assigned to Judge Bennett due to pending unrelated matter and to be
      heard with co-defendants. Condition bond zero tolerance for use of
      alcohol and/or drugs. Defendant is ordered not to consume or possess
      any alcoholic beverages or drugs. Defendant is ordered not to enter any
      establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol. Defendant
      may not take any illegal drugs or any drugs illegally. Defendant may
      not be in the presence of others while they are consuming drugs/alcohol.

      • therest_ofthestory

        They go by their tax returns. Since he’s not legitimately working he can show zero income thereby making him indigent.

        • Brandy Lynn

          I understand, however it is not fair. He’s a burden on society and should not be helped, more like just shot.

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