University Hts man had 4 pounds of heroin, 11 pounds of cocaine

CLEVELAND - A University Heights man was indicted in federal court after investigators found him with more than four pounds of heroin, approximately 11 pounds of cocaine and 10 firearms, according to Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Marcus Labrone Morris, 42, was named in a four-count indictment, charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, being a felon in possession of firearms, and operating the home at 3582 Farland Road as a drug house, according to a news releae.

U.S. Postal Inspectors intercepted a package sent from California to 3598 East 147th Street in Cleveland on Oct. 3. The package was address to Mrs. Momma James. The package was later determined to contain two kilograms of heroin – one kilogram a light gray powdery substance and the other kilogram a black tarlike substance, according to court documents.

The package was delivered and, on Oct. 4, Morris took the target package from the porch on East 147th Street and placed it in the bed of his truck, federal officials said.

 After about 20 minutes, during which time Morris was making counter-surveillance maneuvers, he was arrested and the package was recovered, federal investigators said.

Morris and his wife then gave consent to search their home at 3582 Farland Drive in University Heights and Investigators found approximately five kilograms of cocaine and 10 firearms and ammunition, according to court documents.

Morris is forbidden from possessing firearms because he was convicted of cocaine trafficking in 2001 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

 


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