May 27, 2016

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13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…

Mother shares pain of son’s drug death

ELYRIA — Kerri Johnson clung tightly to a framed photo of her son, Ryan, and watched the crowd with trepidation. Will they listen to what she had to say or make comments to their friends as the gravity of her speech fell on deaf ears? She has delivered similar speeches to adults at drug awareness Read More…

7 arrested in Lorain drug raids

LORAIN — Seven people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after three homes were raided by the Lorain Police Narcotics Bureau. Detective Matt Bonkoski had gathered information about the first residence at 1500 W. 44th Street, which police said was a suspected drug house. When police entered the home, Jermaine and Aaron Ross were found Read More…

Kasich declares synthetic opioid illegal

ELYRIA — Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy have made a synthetic opioid that was first identified in Lorain and Lake counties illegal. Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday agreeing to allow the pharmacy board to take emergency action to declare U-47700 a schedule I controlled substance, which means the powerful narcotic Read More…

Elyria chief: Drug combo appears to be unique

ELYRIA — A highly potent new drug combination recently found locally hasn’t been reported elsewhere, said Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely. Last week, law enforcement sounded the alarm about two dangerous drugs newly identified through testing at the Lorain County Crime Lab. The first, identified as U4700, has a potency reported to be 7.5 times Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/18/16

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. One down, 15 to go. The Cavs Read More…

Dangerous new drugs on streets

Two dangerous new strains of narcotics have been discovered in Lorain County within the past two weeks. Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association President Duane Whitely, Elyria’s police chief, said the dangerous narcotics have been found in cases from Amherst, Elyria and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. “The community has been made aware of the Read More…

Police: Man dealt drugs from his Fairlawn Avenue home

ELYRIA — A man neighbors long suspected of selling drugs from his house was arrested on multiple drug trafficking and possession charges Wednesday following a search of his Fairlawn Avenue home, police said. Paul Wilkins Jr., 45, was charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, along with felony counts of possession Read More…

Nine arrested, five sought in Elyria and Lorain drug bust

LORAIN – In a combined effort of the Lorain and Elyria police narcotics units, more than $320,000 in drugs were confiscated during the execution of five separate search warrants Tuesday morning. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, representatives from both police departments released details about the bust, which resulted in nine arrests and warrants issued Read More…

‘El Chapo,’ now back in Mexican prison, moved from cell to cell to keep from escaping

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s government is moving Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman constantly from cell to cell inside the maximum security prison where he is being held, the same lockup the elusive drug lord escaped from through a tunnel six months ago. Government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said Guzman has been moved eight times at the Altiplano Read More…