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14 more arrests made in connection with heroin trafficking operation

Fourteen more arrests were made this week as part of a continuing investigation into a heroin trafficking operation alleged to have been led by Wayne Norris of Elyria. Through the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies, including Lorain and Elyria police, the Lorain County Drug Task Force, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, West Shore Enforcement Bureau […]

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Owners of Lorain Pharmacies Charged with Drug, Money Laundering and Tax Crimes

A Federal grand jury returned a 53-count criminal indictment yesterday charging pharmacist Osama Salouha, age 41, his wife Samah Salouha, age 36, both of Strongsville, Ohio, and pharmacist Sbeih Sbeih, age 45, of North Olmsted, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.  Osama Salouha was charged with using his […]

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Investigation leads to meth lab, elderly woman living in deplorable conditions in Elyria

An Elyria couple’s suspected pseudoephedrine purchases led drug task force agents to High Street on May 27. Agents of the Lorain County Drug Task Force — along with detectives from the Elyria Police Department Narcotics Unit—arrested 36-year-old Steven Thacker and 28-year-old Faliesha Light, and charged the couple with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, […]

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Lorain hosts forum to discuss drug abuse

The country’s drug abuse problem has plagued the American dream, but lives have been shattered at a local level and officials have seen enough. Lorain County recorded 67 deaths related to opiates last year. According to City Manager Eric Norenberg, four opiate-related overdoses in 2012 resulted in two deaths in Oberlin, where a forum was […]

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Task force investigates meth lab found in Lorain home

The Lorain County Drug Task Force is investigating evidence related to the discovery of a meth lab at a residence on W. 7th Court. Jim Larkin, detective of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, said members of the Task Force, Lorain Police Department and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation investigated the residence April 7 after receiving […]

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