Lorain man arrested for more than $1 million worth of PCP

LORAIN — Local authorities confiscated $1.2 million worth of PCP from a Lorain man’s Porsche and Cadillac Escalade after a three-year long drug trafficking investigation.

John Henry Allen, 48, of Lorain, is facing federal charges of knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute at least 1 kilogram or more of a mixture or a substance containing a detectable amount of PCP. He is also facing another charge for knowingly possessing and affecting interstate commerce with a firearm.

On Nov. 5, authorities found one gallon of PCP mixture in Allen’s Escalade when he was stopped in Westlake. On the same day, a storage locker in Vermilion was raided and two gallons of PCP mixture was found in the back of Allen’s Porsche in the storage unit. The PCP was concealed in three, 1-gallon containers of Lipton Sweet Tea and equaled 111,364 milliliters, according to the Lorain County Drug Task Force and Sheriff’s Office and Lorain police, who along with federal law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation

Allen is being held by the U.S. Marshal’s Office awaiting an April 18 arraignment in Cleveland. If convicted he could face 20 years to life in prison.

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