May 5, 2016

Elyria
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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…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Oct. 14

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Clinton’s strong debate set to lift supporters It may have heartened Democrats who’ve spent the summer worrying that the email controversy demonstrates fundamental problems with her campaign and political skills. 2. Peruvian military fails to act as Read More…

AC/DC’s Rudd sentenced to home detention for threats, drugs

SYDNEY — A New Zealand judge sentenced AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd to eight months of home detention on Thursday after the musician pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him, along with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer had faced up to seven years in prison Read More…

Community forum tonight to address drug problem

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Learn about Lorain County’s opiate epidemic and how to save lives in a community forum 7 p.m. today at Clearview High School, 4700 Broadway, Sheffield Township. For more information, call Clearview Principal Jessica Tafe at (440) 233-6313.  

Mother, daughter found unconscious with needles stuck in limbs

ELYRIA – The woman unconscious in her car with a needle in her leg was concerning enough, but then Elyria police say they found the woman’s 22-year-old daughter unconscious in the passenger’s seat with a hair tie around her bicep and a needle stuck in her arm. Thursday night, police say they found both mother Read More…