December 19, 2014

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Police make 3 more arrests in drug trafficking investigation

Megan Foky

Megan Foky

Joshua McDaniel

Joshua McDaniel

Lawrence Resko

Lawrence Resko

Three more people were arrested Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization in Lorain County — making for a total of 24 arrests since last week.

Megan Foky, 19, of Elyria, and Joshua McDaniel, 30, of Elyria, were both charged with conspiracy to traffic heroin on Wednesday.

Foky was arrested at a Sunoco Gas Station in Elyria and McDaniel turned himself in to the Elyria Police Department.

Additionally, Lawrence Resko, 20, of Elyria, was charged with misdemeanor drug charges at a Sunoco Gas Station in Elyria.

The arrests were made as a continuing part of a year-long investigation conducted by Elyria police, Lorain police and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department into a Lorain County drug trafficking organization.

The organization was headed up by Wayne Norris, 27, of Elyria, according to police.

Seven members of Norris’s drug trafficking ring — including Norris — were arrested last week.

Those seven were considered the “primary” people who are suspected of helping manage the organization, according to police.

Fourteen more were arrested Monday and Tuesday.

Police and the Sheriff’s Department believe the 17 arrested this week were buying heroin from the organization in order to use it, sell it for profit or a combination of the two, according to police.

Though 24 people have been arrested in connection with the organization so far, police expect to make more arrests in the coming days and weeks, according to a news release.

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