April 20, 2014

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Elyria police execute three search warrants in drug investigation

An Elyria police Special Response Team member carries guns from the scene of a raid on Jefferson Street in Elyria. At least three homes were raided in the Wednesday morning police activity. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

An Elyria police Special Response Team member carries guns from the scene of a raid on Jefferson Street in Elyria. At least three homes were raided in the Wednesday morning police activity. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — At least one person was arrested in a series of raids by law enforcement Wednesday morning.

The Elyria Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, in conjunction with the Special Response Team, executed three separate search warrants related to a drug investigation, police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

The search warrants were conducted at two homes on Jefferson Street and one home on Wolf Court.

Costantino said an arrest was made and evidence was confiscated during the raids. Several guns were confiscated from one of the Jefferson Street homes.

Costantino couldn’t comment on whether the raids or evidence found are related to the investigation into the recent rash of drug overdoses.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation and we’re still putting everything together,” Costantino said.

See Thursday’s Chronicle-Telegram for more.

  • stop ur whining

    way to go EPD. unfortunately there are probably another 1000 drug dealers still out there. go get them

  • Bob Sweatt

    Thanks you EPD for everything you are doing to keep Elyria save.

  • save our streets

    Bring a bulldozer next time and tear the houses down when the raid is done!!!

    • Joe Smith

      Yea, heck with the law peoples rights and due process!

      • save our streets

        If u lived in this neighborhood, u would know why I feel this way.

        • Joe Smith

          I don’t care why you feel that way, people have a right to due process under the law. Besides, if they are found guilty, forfeit the house and sell it to fund the police for extra patrols in the area

  • Joe Sandor

    It is about freaking time! With rampant drugs in the Elyria area, it is good to see the fuzz are doing SOMETHING for their high pay and high benefits. (Maybe if we give them a gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts we can get even more action from them i going after drugs.)

  • SweetScarlet

    How come the pictures won’t come up?

  • Ex-Ohian

    Lorain County Police Dept needs to step up and stop all the crime in Lorain. They have been slack for over 40 years, that is why I moved away!!! Murders, rapes, drugs, they have it all and it continues to get worse and worse…Maybe they should go back to police school and be retrained!!

  • Zen Grouch

    Seems like a lot of effort to make one arrest…

  • Gun toting cracker

    They continue to fight the war on drugs so they can get a bigger budget and a bigger paycheck. -Andrew Napolitano.

  • rudepplsuck

    I wish they would move over to South Park Apt. There would be more than one arrest over there. But other than that wish, Thank you EPD for all your hard work!!

  • woodyhaze

    Maybe the rogue cops in ‘Magnum Force’ had it right.

  • stop ur whining

    finally looks like they are making headway. the only reason it has taken this long is bc the EPD finally removed it’s head from it’s a$$