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23,000 THC cartridges seized in federal drug investigation that led to Pepper Pike man’s arrest

Three men, including two from Florida and one from Pepper Pike, face federal drug charges after agents seized more than 23,000 THC cartridges used in vaping devices during an investigation last month, authorities say. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Frank Altieri, 25, of Brooklyn, Florida; David Bruell, 28, of Pepper Pike; and James Campbell, […]

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Willoughby woman suspected of drug trafficking, arrested following raid

Members of multiple local agencies arrested a 31-year-old Willoughby woman suspected of drug trafficking, after executing a search warrant May 2. Willoughby Police Department, the Western Lake County Emergency Response Team and the Lake County Narcotics Agency arrested Vannessa Pettrey in the 5100 block of Chestnut Hill Drive, for allegedly trafficking drugs from her residence. […]

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Neighborhood drug complaints in Wickliffe lead to two arrests

Two men are facing charges after being arrested during a suspected drug deal April 1 in Wickliffe. According to Wickliffe police, a detective was patrolling the area around Nehls Park when he saw the alleged deal taking place. One of the suspects fled on foot and officers chased him before making an arrest. Officers found […]

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Neighborhood drug complaints in Wickliffe lead to two arrests

Two men are facing charges after being arrested during a suspected drug deal April 1 in Wickliffe. According to Wickliffe police, a detective was patrolling the area around Nehls Park when he saw the alleged deal taking place. One of the suspects fled on foot and officers chased him before making an arrest. Officers found […]

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Fentanyl persists, crystal meth rises in Lake County in 2018

As recently as five years ago there wasn’t a single fentanyl case in the Lake County Crime Lab. Now it’s the most commonly seen opioid in the Painesville Township-based lab. “This trend is noted in other hard hit opioid areas in the country,” said Doug Rohde, the crime lab’s supervisor of chemistry and toxicology. The […]

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