November 23, 2014


Men allegedly sold drugs in library parking lot

LORAIN – Two men were charged this week after police allegedly found them selling drugs in the parking lot of a public library.

Malik Lee, 18, was charged with trafficking drugs, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal conveyance and possession of criminal tools. Qudavis Lewis, 20, was charged with possession of cocaine, permitting drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal conveyance into the jail around 1 p.m. on the 300 block of Sixth Street near Lorain Public Library.

According to Lorain police Sgt. Tom Nimon, police had been investigating Lee’s activity for a few weeks before the arrest after they received a tip that Lee had been trafficking heroin.

On Wednesday, officers saw Lee and Lewis in the parking lot of the library. Lee was selling drugs out of a car with Lewis driving, Nimon said. When Lewis started to leave the parking lot, officers took him and Lee into custody.

Both men were told to turn over any drugs they had before they were brought to jail but they denied having any, according to Nimon.

Lee and Lewis were both searched at Lorain City Jail and charged with illegal conveyance of drugs after officers found one gram of heroin hidden in Lee’s underwear and two grams of cocaine hidden in Lewis’ underwear, Nimon said.

They were brought to Lorain County Jail, where they were being held without bond on Friday.

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

  • Sis Delish

    Qudavis Lewis?? Qudavis? Really?

  • levtrotsky

    Unfortunately too many of these human flotsam species hang around the library & scare-off the hopeful patrons. I’ve complained to the security about the loiterers.

  • John Davidson

    Too bad they didn’t use the library for it’s intended purpose when they were younger and in school. Maybe they could have been educated and become useful members of society. But what else could we expect from a Qudavis and Malik.

    • Kelvin Gray


  • Razorback Twou

    Now thats dirty underwear.

  • Patty Siniard Doman

    Heroin is the devil,I hope they learn a lesson and get jobs and stop selling poison !

  • taxpayer89

    Freaking losers. The only thing they probably know how to read is their court record. That place is scary just driving by.

  • tickmeoff

    Don’t let this incident stop you from using the library. A lot of towns don’t have what we have. As far as drug dealing goes. it’s done everywhere. Wal-mart, K-mart, Giant Eagle. It is all around us and has been for many, many years. Look at their ages, neither one are even 21 yet. I am happy they got them though, the Library is a place where anybody should be able to go. As far as the homeless goes, I just thank the lord that I am not one of them! Fear can stop a person from living their life. I will continue to use the Library, and if I get any hassle, I will simply report them. Nobody is going to stop me from using the Library.

    • oldruss

      Last time the Library ran a used book sale, as my wife and I were leaving, we were approached by a panhandler, who followed us to our car parked in the Library parking lot. He probably was harmless, but it was an intimidating scene for the both my wife and I.

      The police need to clean up this area. I know the mantra, well, the drug dealers and panhandlers will just move somewhere else, which is, unfortunately, true. But their omnipresence at the Library on West Sixth Street is a blot on the whole city.

      • Arietta Sullivan

        yea that whole area is just unreal with the panhandlers,even, over in the more-4-less,parking lot.i go visit my mom in that area&if i go to that plaza,it’s automatic,to make sure my Marlboro’s are not in plain view lol

      • HankKwah

        Probably the same guy that stopped me. Only happened one time, though, and I go to the library quite often. It’s a shame, because my kids know Malik from LYB, and he was a good kid.

  • Jeff

    They were just looking for a little ” HIGHER ” education