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Lorain County drug bust leads to man's arrest

Suspected drugs, drug paraphernalia and money were confiscated at the West 21st Street home.
Credit: Lorain Police Department

LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain County Drug Task Force agents, Homeland Security Investigators, Lorain Narcotics Detectives and Lorain SWAT officers executed a search warrant in the 700 block of West 21st Street in Lorain around 7 a.m. Friday.

The situation resulted in one arrest.

The search warrant was obtained following an investigation into the sale and trafficking of carfentanil and fentanyl in Lorain County.

Authorities say suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine were taken from the residence along with drug paraphernalia used for manufacturing marijuana, prescription medication and U.S. currency.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Authorities say it is a major contributor to fatal and non fatal overdoses in Lorain County, the state of Ohio and the entire country. Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl.

Law enforcement officers arrested James George who resides at the address. He was charged with trafficking in drugs and taken to the Lorain County Jail to await a court appearance.

Authorities are also taking the moment to ask anybody with information regarding illegal drug sales or trafficking in narcotics to call the Lorain County Drug Task Force at 440-284-0615.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on May 19, 2022.

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