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Ohio Police Drug Sweep Results In 21 Arrests

August 18, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Ohio Police Drug Sweep Results In 21 Arrests

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Ohio Police conducted A series of drug raids dubbed Operation Sundown, which resulted in 21 arrests, guns, body armor and numerous drugs being seized.

Elyria Police Captain Chris Costantino and Sergeant James Welsh said the raids followed numerous complaints from neighbors, which led to weeks of investigations.

Those investigations led to several “drug houses” being raided, Costantino said.

One of the houses raided for drugs was across the street from a school.

Elyria Police seized several weapons, body armor, 30 grams of heroin, 25 grams of cocaine, marijuana, Oxycodone and MDMA, also known as ecstasy.

Police also confiscated five vehicles and more than $5,000 in cash.

“These raids were initiated in response to the growing number of neighborhood drug complaints and gun violence that have occurred this summer in Elyria,” said Sergeant James Welsh.

Because these drug dealing operations fuel addiction and lead to other crimes, “I hope judges don’t give these suspects probation, but give them serious jail time,” Costantino said.

The raids also resulted in two foot chases with fleeing suspects.

The suspects were arrested by police, but two Elyria Police officers sustained injuries in those apprehensions, Costantino said.

One officer injured his shoulder and another officer injured his knee which might require surgery.

The following suspects were charged during Operation Sundown:

Mario L. McCray 34, of Middle Avenue was arrested on 08-05-15 and charged with Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (2923.23) F-2 and Conspiracy (2923.01) F-5.

Willie L. Leach 33, of Middle Avenue was also arrested on 08-05-15 and charged with Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (2923.23) F-2, Conspiracy (2923.01) F-5, Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5, Trafficking Cocaine (Juvenile Specification) (2925.03) F-4, and Possessing Criminal Tools (2923.24) F-5.

Cherri Eanes 29, of 10th Street was also arrested on 08-05-15 and charged with Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (2923.23) F-2, and Conspiracy (2923.01) F-5.

Jessica Allgood 29, of Middle Avenue was also arrested on 08-05-15 and charged with Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (2923.23) F-2, and Conspiracy (2923.01) F-5.

Jamaal O. Harvey 36, of 9th Street was arrested on 08-06-15 at T&A Lounge; 801 Foster Ave. Harvey was charged with Trafficking Heroin (2925.03) F-4 (Juvenile Specification).

Walter D. Brown 34, of Riverside Drive was also arrested on 08-06-15 at T&A Lounge and charged with (5 Counts) of Trafficking Cocaine 2925.03 (1) F-3 (Juvenile Specification), (1) F-4 and (3) F-5; Trafficking-Heroin (2925.03) F-4 (Juvenile Specification).

Shaundale M. Brown 27, of Lexington Avenue was also arrested on 08-06-15 and charged with Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5, Possessing Criminal Tools (2923.24) F-5.

Jermaine Washington 33, of Bell Avenue was arrested on 08-07-15 and charged with Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5.

Jonathon L. Oliver 32, of N. West River Road was arrested on 08-10-15 and charged with (2 counts) of Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5.

Andrew L. Owens 32, of Rosewood Drive was also arrested on 08-10-15 and charged with Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5, Possession of Cocaine (2925.11) F-5, Illegal Conveyance of Drugs (2921.36) F-3, Tampering with Evidence (2921.12) F-3, Failure to Comply w/ Police Officers (2921.331) F-4; cited for DUS (4210.11) M-1, Reckless Operation (4511.20) MM and No Safety Belt (4513.263) MM.

Darrell Grantham Jr. 32, of West Avenue was also arrested on 08-10-15 and charged with (2 counts) Trafficking Heroin (2925.03) F-5, Possession of Heroin (2925.11) F-4, Drug Paraphernalia (2925.14) M-4, and Possession of Marijuana (2925.11) MM.

Christopher L. Crook 32, of Foster Avenue was arrested on 08-11-15 and charged with Trafficking Heroin (2925.03) F-5.

Trynell A. Davis 23, of East Avenue was also arrested on 08-11-15 and charged with (2 counts) Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5, Trafficking Heroin (2925.03) F-5, Tampering w/ Evidence (2921.12) F-3, Obstructing Official Business (2921.31) F-5, Possessing Criminal Tools (2923.24) F-5, and Resisting Arrest (2921.33) MM.

Calvin L. Williams 32, of N. West River Road was also arrested on 08-11-15 and charged with (2 counts) of Trafficking Cocaine (2925.03) F-5, Having Weapons under Disability (2923.13) F-3, Improper Handling of a Firearm in a M/V (2923.16) F-4, and Carrying Concealed Weapons (2923.12) F-4.

Octavius T. Smith 37, of Middle Avenue was arrested on 08-12-15 and charged with Trafficking-Cocaine (2925.03) F-4 (juvenile specification), Trafficking Heroin (2925.03) F-4 (juvenile spec.), Possession of MDMA/”Ecstasy” (2925.11) F-3, Possession of Heroin (2925.11) F-4, Possession of Oxycodone (2925.11) F-3,

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