August 1, 2014

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Uncle, nephew face drug trafficking charges

Thomas Mack

Thomas Mack

ELYRIA — Police searched the home and garage of a suspected nephew-uncle drug trafficking team but didn’t find the two men until they were taken into custody in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Jason Mack, 39, and his uncle, Thomas Mack, 59, both were charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy to felony drug trafficking and trafficking in heroin about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 6900 block of Denison Avenue in Cleveland. Both men are related to convicted sex trafficker Jeremy Mack, who is the brother of Jason and the nephew of Thomas, police said.

The investigation started two months ago as police were looking into possible drug activity by the men.

“They’ve been on our radar for a while,” Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

About 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Elyria and Lorain police and the Lorain County SWAT team searched two buildings — the house where police said the Macks were living and the garage where they worked.

Officers didn’t find evidence of drugs or drug trafficking at the house on the 700 block of 18th Street, police said. When they searched the garage at 352 Lowell St., officers found heroin, cocaine, a 2004 Chevy Silverado, money and drug paraphernalia, giving support to their suspicion that the men had been trafficking drugs from the garage.

Two hours after the searches, police arrested the Macks in Cleveland. They were taken to Lorain County Jail, where they were held without bond Tuesday.

Both men have criminal histories in Lorain County. In March, Jason Mack was convicted of three counts of trafficking heroin. In 2007, he was convicted of trafficking cocaine. In 2003, he was convicted of trafficking drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas Mack has faced charges including possession of drugs, felonious assault and breaking and entering.

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

  • golfingirl

    Both men have long criminal histories in Lorain, and probably other places as well.

    “In March, Jason Mack was convicted of three counts of trafficking heroin.”

    He received no prison time…..3 years community control, despite being a career criminal. Why is this?

    Again, I would love to see a family tree of criminals in Lorain. Call it “CriminalAncestry,” or whatever.

    The same names keep coming up. The Mack name would be high on any list.

    • Mark B

      And the politicians wonder why Elyria and Lorain are Toilet Bowls

      • golfingirl

        They are toilet bowls because of Governor Kasich.

        Once “Big G” becomes governor, all these bad things will simply go away and Elyria will become an idyllic place to live.

        (Sarcasm intended)

  • DonMega

    Only a mother can love that face.

  • Robert Ives

    I hope Burge isn’t their judge!

  • Ghostwriter

    Where are all of the race related comments, that we would typically see/read, from the many ignorant posters on this site? I guess since the perpetrators are white then race will not be brought up in this thread.

  • micheal

    strategically letting a criminal continue to do what they are doing is a long term investment because with our court proceeding’s these convicts would have famously took the deal offered by the court for the prior things of march and went to prison for maybe a few years however slapping them on the wrist and letting them continue to do this should not be under minded as a simple slip thru the system these convicts basically did free police work with out them knowing and with basically an open case already this proves thinking because now they can hopefully lock them up for all of it open case and everything else these guys wont see the light of day MY RECOMANDATION FOR EVER do you think the men and women who gave an oath to uphold the law with their life would not collect to the best of their ability everything they could to spider web their way thru this toilet bowl that I was born and raised in if you get the drift now that the investigator’s have what they need time to put them down people their is a process to this this crap is everywhere its affecting everyone the macks aren’t important nor is any drug dealer they are going to round them up like cattle IT JUST LEGALLY TAKES TIME on another note their is another mack looking at 99 years already convicted but waiting on sentencing this month for IM SORRY FOR NOT CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY I WILL DO MORE INSTEAD OF LESS OR NEGATIVE

    • golfingirl

      The above has got to be the longest single sentence I have ever seen in my life….laughing!

      Translator please?

  • micheal

    WHY DO YOU THINK COP CARS ARE WHITE ANND BLACK CAUSE IF YOUR GUILTY COLOR DOESNT MATTER ALL THO FACT REMAINS AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN HAVE EXPERIANCED THE MOST OPPRESSION IN MY UNDERSTANDING AND OBSERVATION

    • golfingirl

      And all this time I thought Cop Cars were black and white to trick really dumb criminals into thinking they are pandas.

      Oh well….I learn something new everyday!

      • micheal

        me too I learn something new everyday ,I just gave the other guy what he wanted everything I said is assumption and opinion I would never speak on the behalf of any one guess I should of stated that none of that was fact lol but I think pandas are hitting the nail on the head