November 22, 2014


Elyria man charged with drug trafficking

Matthew Stinson

Matthew Stinson

ELYRIA – Police searched the home of a suspected drug trafficker on Wednesday and say they found the man with his girlfriend, his infant child and more than 500 grams of various drugs in the house.

As a result, Matthew Stinson, 24, of 424 Wesley Ave., was charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine and marijuana as well as possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, suboxone and drug paraphernalia.

Police executed the search warrant following tips they received over the past few weeks, according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino. When they entered the house, police found Stinson with his girlfriend and their 6-month-old child in the living room.

They say they found two semi-automatic handguns in the house, 18 grams of heroin, 498 grams of marijuana and 1.4 grams of cocaine as well as an undisclosed amount of money throughout the house.

Children Services was called to investigate the welfare of Stinson’s infant child.

Stinson was brought to Lorain County Jail, where he is being held on a $231,500 bond until his court date at 1 p.m. on Jan 30 in Elyria Municipal Court.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

  • formerlorainresident

    What is left to say that already has not been said?

  • formerlorainresident

    Deja Vu all over again. Same movie, just different actors.

  • willlam

    …2 comments!!? If he was Black,there would be 150 racist and hate filled comments!! Like, “”"I wonder if that’s his baby?, he is scum, there goes the neighborhood,there is always 5 min. traffic in and out of there,why would they rent to those people”",etc.etc.etc.etc.etc. 500 gms.of product! 5-10 months in the state! Then the cops can bust him,again. Keep the cops working,is what this drug war is about. Local cops,statepolice,the Feds and the worthless Border Patrol.

    • formerlorainresident

      He is Black!!!!!

    • formerlorainresident

      He is Black !!!

      • formerlorainresident

        So is the President of the United States, but the “blacks” claim him as one of their own. Can’t have it both ways Willie.

        So which race inside this animal do you think caused him to live a life of crime? My guess, is probably both.

        The drug war is not about keeping cops busy, it is about getting scum like this off the streets, making the neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.

        Two questions…. if you had a daughter, would you be proud to call this man “son,” if she chose to marry him? Would you approve of your grandchildren living in his house?

        Think about it. Two simple yes or no questions.

        • jz

          The drug war actually makes us more unsafe and many neighborhoods worse. Watch a show, [buy or rent] The Wire. All true about the drug war, politics, in Baltimore written by an ex narcotics officer and Baltimore Sun reporter. This guy is selling heroin. Yes he is scum. But your belief that the drug war is partly not about funding/keeping cops busy is naive. Study up on LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. You may know some of them.

          • willlam

            Talking about my grammar. It’s nieve not “naive”,and “partly not about”??? Two mistakes in ONE sentence! Guess we are even.

          • beety

            sorry… it is spelled naive.

          • jz

   Naive. Having or showing a lack of experience, information or judgement. And “partly not about” is grammatically correct. IE. “Do you believe that so many commercials on TV is “partly not about money” and not just disseminating information? Nieve? Man. Quit while you are ahead.

          • drew


          • jz

            I,m in good company. Nixons own commission, Alexander Haig, Serpico, George Shultz, Jesse Ventura, Milton Friedman, William F, Buckley, Walter Cronkite, I will end with all the members of LEAP. Lame as a comment is lame. That’s the kinda stuff that adds more inspiration to my fire, Thanks. I’ll have another.

        • willlam

          Do you really believe what you post? You couldnt be that nieve. Mixed Race people,some are as White as me, others are dark like Mr. Obama…..DUH! Do you know most of the anchors on CNN are of Mixed parents? As far as the war on drugs,you are wrong and Im right! Read M. Alexander’s,”The New Jim Crow”. It will explain what the prison system is all about. About my daughters,they are college educated,so NO,they know better than to even speak to losers. Let alone marry one!! You need to think about your kids and what choices they make in life! You are the “simple yes or no question”.

    • formerlorainresident

      Hey Willie…sure got quiet in here.

    • read the whole story

      He’s not black. Not that it matters.

      • formerlorainresident

        From the Lorain County Jail Inmate Roster:


        The B/M stands for “BLACK MALE.”

        “Not that it matters.”

        What does matter is this piece of crap is off the streets.White, black, hispanic or blue.

      • Kelvin Gray

        No it doesn’t matter. But he’s of mixed heritage. It doesn’t even matter at all. What does really matter is why in the world would his girlfriend allow him to have all of this in the house? Is she gonna use the excuse that she didn’t know what he was doing nor that he had 2 guns in the house. Highly unlike that she wasn’t aware in my opinion.

        • formerlorainresident

          <<<Finally agree with Kelvin!

          • formerlorainresident

            <<Finally agree with Kelvin, it does not matter what race he is.

        • formerlorainresident

          <<<Finally agrees with Kelvin.

  • Zen Grouch

    **They say they found two semi-automatic handguns in the house, 18 grams
    of heroin, 498 grams of marijuana and 1.4 grams of cocaine as well as an
    undisclosed amount of money throughout the house.**

    An “undisclosed” amount of money ‘eh?

    –cut to: dope smoke filled room with Bob Marley music in the background and several cops & expensive hookers gettin’ tuned up!–

  • Kelvin Gray

    CurrentAvonLakeResident under the alias of Formerlorainresident: I’m sorry but I’m about sure that I don’t NEED your approval nor praise on ANYTHING there Good Buddy. Apparently you are a slow learner or don’t read so well. I did state a couple of times before that there was no need for you make a statement in direct response to what I post. Because in the last 3 weeks you have shown exactly what type of person you are. I don’t see the need to attack your character because you’ve had it on full display. Thank you very much.

    Making me openly wonder things, hmm… Do I now have my own personal stalker? I may not be able to get you to calm your horses but…that’s alright because you seem to like it anyway I see.

    What you see is what you get. And what you get is because you saw it. Or in your case maybe you don’t see it coming.

    Code 4 on a code 13P. A possible 31S. Copy that, 10-4 good buddy?

    • formerlorainresident


      • formerlorainresident

        I copy

        • Kelvin Gray

          Nice try, but that’s not. And it’s apparent that you don’t copy. “GOOD BUDDY”

      • Kelvin Gray

        You say whatever repeatedly but continue to do the same things. You do understand that what you are doing is part or the scientific definition on insanity right?

        • formerlorainresident

          No, you asked me a question above. See the question mark?

          Your words…..”Copy that, 10-4 good buddy?”

          Just trying to be polite and answer. If you don’t want a response, don’t ask me a question.

          Lighten up Kelvin, where is your sense of humor?

          • Kelvin Gray

            Good buddy, you are not my buddy. Never have and never will. So I am about positively sure that you don’t know me, nor any of my known associates. Because if you knew Buzz then you would know Buzz right. And no that’s not a riddle. I laugh and joke with my family and friend, not you. Thank you very much.

          • ken

            don’t waste your time on kelvin, he’s an idiot

        • formerlorainresident

          Asking me another question? Okay, I’ll play along and answer, since you did ask.

          If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again, but expecting a different result, I must be insane.

          I should never expect an intelligent response from you, so I’ll quit trying. Guess I am sane again. Praise God, I am healed!!

          Really, no sense of humor on these boards. You are way too serious Kelvin.

          Now, if you stop asking me questions, I guess there will be no need for me to respond.

          And I did not put my comments in the form of a question, so there is no need for you to respond.

          • Kelvin Gray

            You seek a reply to EVERYTHING that you post. Deep down that is the soul reason that you post on here. Because your opinion and point of view is the only 1 that really truly matter. Then you try to bait people into pointless, off subject matter arguments. But you “label” it as a debate to try and drive YOUR POINT home. Point is it’s your point of view of things, not everyone else. I don’t know why you don’t understand this but it really doesn’t matter.

            I refuse to believe that you just started posting on here a few weeks ago. In 25 days, roughly since New Years day, you’ve posted almost 200 comments.Making plenty of enemies along the way. Even making enemies out of people who attempted to be allies with you. Most of them long, pointless and attempting to beat or tear someone down with your words if they disagree with you or say something you don’t like. So I’m curious as to how many times have you been banned in the past under other created usernames. I’ve been on here since before they banned EVERYONE from making comments a couple of years ago. But never have I come across an individual of your creative nature. Or maybe I have just under a different false name. You seriously humor me, yet give me creeping feelings about yourself.

            I’ve noticed how you continue to post about where you NOW live, that you have a CCW, and that you are a big brother to 2 “BLACK KIDS” from Lorain. Most likely South Lorain. But what are you really doing in the community to help make a difference? Rather than being an armchair quarterback? Maybe you are doing some positive things, but I never seem to see you post anything about that. Just spewing anger and hate. Or trying to break your arm trying to pat yourself on the back. Even if it is warranted, do something about it, not just talk about it. Then and only then will what you say matter to me any. Other wise keep giving me and my family members all over this country who are reading your comments something to laugh at you about. Trust me they are getting a serious kick out of you. Even my cousins right over there in Avon Lake with you. Remember this if you will, everyone that reads this paper and these comments don’t always reply.

            Good day sir,
            Good Buddy that is. :)