June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly cloudy
65°F
 

Joint operation between Lorain, Elyria police yield arrests

ELYRIA — Narcotics detectives from Lorain and Elyria police searched multiple homes and arrested multiple people in a series of raids around 7 a.m. today. According to a statement from the city of Elyria, the targets were high-level dealers selling cocaine and heroin in Lorain County. Multiple arrests were arrested, and police indicate more arrests Read More…

Peruvian drug cop struggles to recover from shooting as cocaine flow continues unimpeded

TALAVERA, Peru — Johnny Vega rarely carried his 9-mm pistol when he wasn’t on duty. He wishes he had that day. The narcotics cop was chatting with a friend on a park bench, the Andean sun burning the dawn’s chill off this highlands town nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. On that morning of Aug. Read More…

County records 56 OD deaths in 2015

Drug overdose deaths continue to plague the county, with at least 56 confirmed deaths in 2015, and another seven deaths that the coroner suspects were drug-related but which results have yet to confirm. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said he sees one to two overdose deaths every one to two weeks. Drug overdose became Read More…

Lorain man arrested after calling police for shooting

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Lorain man who called police about shots fired at his home ended up being charged with two felonies. Officers say Alexis Guzman, 32, who lives on the 5300 block of Bond Ave., called police stating he heard five to six shots. He told police three males forced their way into his Read More…

Peruvian government, military ineffective against drug planes

MAZAMARI, Peru — It happens about four times a day, right under the nose of Peru’s military: A small single-engine plane drops onto a dirt airstrip in the world’s No. 1 coca-growing valley, delivers a bundle of cash, picks up more than 300 kilos of cocaine and flies to Bolivia. Roughly half of Peru’s cocaine Read More…

The Morning Hit–9/15/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Why do we swear? Over the weekend, we Read More…

Elyria arrests net 21 drug suspects

ELYRIA — Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a crackdown on what they say is a large-scale drug arrest operation meant to target alleged heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray, 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern Read More…

21 arrested by Elyria police in ‘Operation Sundown’ drug operation

ELYRIA – Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a large scale drug arrest operation meant to target multiple heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and conspiracy. Read More…

Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA — A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end when police raided a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions allegedly happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Read More…

16 arrested in countywide drug raids; more arrests planned

ELYRIA — Police are keeping silent about a series of drug raids and arrests over the past few days, but Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves described it during a court hearing Monday as an investigation targeting a “conspiracy that has allegedly put kilo after kilo after kilo of cocaine on the streets of Read More…