Man arrested after drug raid in Lorain
LORAIN, Ohio (WOIO) – The Lorain Police Narcotics Unit has served a search warrant at Willie Evans Jr.’s residence on Broadway Avenue.
The search warrant was obtained after a month-long investigation by Detective Craig Payne.
During the search of Evan’s home, detectives recovered more than 40 grams of suspected cocaine, suspected fentanyl, suspected marijuana, a firearm, over twelve hundred dollars in cash, and compatible drug paraphernalia. drug trafficking, according to Lorain police.
Evans Jr. was arrested at the residence on a pending drug trafficking warrant, and he was also charged with an additional count of cocaine trafficking based on evidence found during the search. .
The Evans Jr. investigation began due to advice provided by citizens living in the neighborhood as well as sightings and information learned by officers and detectives working in the area, according to Lorain Police.
The Lorain Police SWAT team, Highway Patrol Unit, K9 Unit, Detective Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in executing the search warrant.
Willie Frank Evans Jr. has several previous convictions for drug trafficking and drug possession as well as convictions for the felony of domestic violence and incitement to violence, according to Lorain police.
Evans Jr. is currently being held at the Lorain County Jail.
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