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Two more men charged after Tuesday drug raids at Lorain markets

Two more men have been charged with felony drug trafficking after a Tuesday raid of two convenience stores. Ziyad Hirbawi, 54, and Khalid Altemimi, 51, both were charged after synthetic marijuana was found in the 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave. Hirbawi is the store owner. Altemimi is one of his employees. The 611 Market was […]

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Police raid two stores in Lorain

Police on Tuesday raided two convenience stores whose owners are accused of selling synthetic marijuana that led to multiple overdoses over the past 11 days. Elyria and Lorain police and the Lorain County Drug Task Force searched Lorain Deli, 2225 W. 21st St., and 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave., starting around 10:30 a.m. Walid Habbas, […]

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4 Arrested on Drug Charges in Ironton

Three men and a woman were arrested Wednesday on drug charges in connection with a stimulant sold to undercover officers, the Lawrence County Prosecutor's Office reports. Richard L. Sharp, 52, David Lee Arthur Jr., 34, and Johnda Nicole Rife, 30, all of Ironton, and Paul Eddie McMackin, 55, of Coal Grove, were arrested. All four […]

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Search warrant served in Lima

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force with the aid of the Lima Police Department’s Enhanced Tactical Unit served a drug related search warrants at 981 Richie Avenue in Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Approximately two ounces of suspected marijuana, suspected heroin, suspected extacy pills and digital scales were found inside […]

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Cash, drugs seized in traffic stop

Drugs and cash were confiscated Wednesday during a traffic stop, Bucyrus police reported. Bucyrus police Chief Dave Koepke said a Bucyrus man in his early 20s was arrested and is being held at the Crawford County Justice Center pending drug charges after a reported stop sign violation around 5 p.m. Wednesday. "The K-9 unit of […]

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