December 21, 2014

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Two charged with trafficking heroin after month-long investigation

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Luis Robledo

Jose Jimenez

Jose Jimenez

Elyria police, Lorain police and the Lorain SWAT team arrested two men whom they say are major suppliers of heroin and cocaine around Lorain County, according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino.

Around 8 a.m. Thursday, Luis Robledo, 33, of 320 Woodside Drive, Vermilion, and Jose Jimenez, 41, of 1900 East 28th St., Lorain, were charged with trafficking heroin at their homes.

The arrests came after a month-long investigation into the two men who are associated through dealing drugs, Costantino said.

On Thursday, Lorain and Elyria police executed three search warrants simultaneously for Robledo’s home, Jimenez’s home and a third home on the 800 block of Colorado Avenue though the person at the Colorado Avenue home was not charged, Costantino said.

At Robledo’s home, police found a Glock-23 handgun. Throughout the searches of the two homes, police also found one-fourth of a kilogram of heroin and cocaine and a “large amount of US currency,” according to the press release.

Costantino called Robledo and Jimenez – whose nicknames are “Buddha” and “Kako” – high level cocaine and heroin dealers.

He said the arrests were a result of a close collaboration between the two departments.

Robledo and Jimenez were being held at Lorain City Jail without bond until their court date today at Lorain Municipal Court.

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