Willoughby woman suspected of drug trafficking, arrested following raid

Members of multiple local agencies arrested a 31-year-old Willoughby woman suspected of drug trafficking, after executing a search warrant May 2.

Willoughby Police Department, the Western Lake County Emergency Response Team and the Lake County Narcotics Agency arrested Vannessa Pettrey in the 5100 block of Chestnut Hill Drive, for allegedly trafficking drugs from her residence.

According to a press release, detectives and agents also arrested 28-year-old Edward D. Nicholson II as he was returning to Pettrey's residence. He was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant through the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department and a misdemeanor warrant through the Richmond Heights Police Department.

The search warrant was the result of a months-long investigation into the residence, the release stated. Willoughby police and Lake County Narcotics agents had investigated complaints of drug trafficking there, with assistance from the Lake County Prosecutor's Office.

The arrest was without incident and no one was injured, according to the release. Pettrey will have an initial appearance at Willoughby Municipal Court on the morning of May 3.

Published by the News-Herald.com

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