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Marijuana seized: 243 plants with street value over $200,000 seized in Columbia Township

Members of the Lorain County Narcotics Unit seized more than 243 marijuana plants with a street value over $200,000 Sept. 14 from a Columbia Township home, according to a Lorain County Sheriff’s Office media release. On Sept. 2, the Narcotics Unit received an anonymous tip about a possible extensive outdoor grow operation, the Oct. 25 […]

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Drop-off day caps drug collection drive

Residents came out in steady numbers to police departments in Lorain County on Saturday with bags of expired or no longer needed prescription pills for a drug turn-in day. Saturday’s collection accounted for the bulk of more than 4,000 pounds of pills collected from residents over the last six months. Though the event is something […]

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Elyria man sentenced to 12 years after selling fentanyl that resulted in fatal overdose

An Elyria man will spend 12 years in prison for selling fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose of a Lorain County man, according to a media release from the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern District of Ohio. David Andrew Hollis, 27, sold fentanyl Feb. 21 to a man who fatally overdosed […]

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Lorain County detective takes heroin warnings to radio forum

It’s everywhere. That was the consensus on heroin Tuesday afternoon during a town hall meeting in Independence hosted by radio station WTAM-1100’s Mike Trivisonno. “It’s in every suburb, it’s in every city, it’s everywhere,” he said. Our interest in the discussion was in narcotics detective Gregg Mehling of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, who gave […]

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Several indicted on drug trafficking, weapons charges in Lorain County

Several indictments regarding drug trafficking and firearms crimes in Lorain County were recently unsealed in federal court as part of an ongoing coordinated enforcement initiative, law enforcement officials said. The indictments were announced Nov. 12 by U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will, Elyria police Chief Duane Whitely, Lorain police Chief Cel […]

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