More than $30,000 worth of drugs seized in Painesville
More than $30,000 worth of drugs were seized from a Painesville home Nov. 15.
A search warrant was executed at 375 Liberty St. after numerous complaints of drug activity were received at the residence. Lake County Narcotics Agency Director David Frisone said Painesville police had received complaints over the course of the past several weeks.
The warrant was executed by the Narcotics Agency with the Painesville and Mentor police departments, as well as the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Narcotics Agency, officers located and seized large quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills.
The officers also seized a vehicle, cash, drug paraphernalia and two firearms.
Frisone said the bust was one of the largest by his agency this year.
Otis S. Miller, 41, who resided at that address, was charged with first-degree felony possession of cocaine for having between 50 and 100 grams of the drug; first-degree felony possession of methamphetamine for having between 50 and 100 grams of the drug; first-degree felony possession of crack cocaine for having between 27 and 100 grams; and second-degree felony manufacturing of an illegal substance, which was crack cocaine.
Miller was arraigned in Painesville Municipal Court Nov. 16. His bond was set at $50,000/10 percent cash or surety. He did not post bond, according to court records.
A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 27. If convicted of all the felonies, he faces up to 38 years behind bars.
By Andrew Cass, The News-Herald