Four people arrested after drug raid in Elyria

October 18, 2018 GMT

Four people arrested after drug raid in Elyria

ELYRIA, Ohio -- Four people were arrested Wednesday morning after Elyria police, Special Response Team officers and an FBI agent executed search warrants on two homes, according to Elyria police.

Leon Robinson, 29, was named in an Oct. 12 federal indictment charging him with three counts of trafficking in heroin and fentanyl, court records say. An FBI agent assisted detectives in executing a search warrant about 7 a.m. Wednesday at his home on the 300 block of Furnace Street, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

Law enforcement found 2.1 grams of crack cocaine and 50 Percocet pills on Robinson, Costantino said. Detectives also found a loaded AK-47 assault rifle in the trunk of a vehicle parked in the driveway, which Robinson told police was his. 

Robinson faces felony charges of having weapons under disability, receiving stolen property, two counts of possession of drugs, two counts of trafficking in drugs and a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia, police say.

He pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court to the three trafficking charges in the indictment, court records show.

Gerica Newson, 25, was also inside Robinson’s home Wednesday morning. Police learned that she had an active warrant through the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office so she was taken into custody.

Law enforcement executed a second search warrant Wednesday morning at a home on the 200 block of 13th Street, Costantino said.

Lynnea Baker, 38, faces a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia and a fifth-degree felony charge of possession of drugs. She was brought to the Lorain County Jail, Costantino said. 

Just as Newson was in Robinson’s home, Dale Given, 55, was inside the residence with Baker, Costantino said. Police learned that Given had an active warrant through the Parma Police Department so he was taken into custody.

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