May 25, 2016


Elyria man faces several drug charges

An Elyria man faces a slew of drug charges after police executed a search warrant early Friday morning.

Michael Thorpe, 29, was arrested at 7:30 a.m. at his residence at 28 Potomac Lane, Lt. William Pelko said.

Pelko said the search warrant was the result of several weeks of investigation into Thorpe’s drug activity.

Inside the house, police found a “significant amount of cocaine,” as well as heroin, marijuana, prescription pills, and four handguns, one of which was stolen, Pelko said.

Thorpe’s girlfriend was also at the residence, but she was not charged.

Thorpe was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, weapons under disability, possession of schedule 2 and 3 drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property and illegal possession of welfare card.

He was taken to the Lorain County Jail, where he is being held without bond.