17 more arrested in large-scale heroin operation

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(Photo Credit: Elyria Police Department)

(Photo Credit: Elyria Police Department)

ELYRIA, Ohio — Seventeen additional arrests have been made in an ongoing investigation into a large-scale heroin trafficking ring.

According to a release from Elyria Police Department, they were arrested during a warrant sweep between Aug. 4 and Wednesday.

Police say it’s the second wave of arrests connected to the ring.

Last month, five people were arrested in a two-county sweep. George Seymore, Robert Young and Wayne Norris were charged with trafficking in drugs while Stacy Jo Norris and Pamela Pearson were charged with conspiracy.

According to investigators, together they yielded at least seven vehicles, several firearms, cash and more than a kilo of heroin.

According to police, the suspects in the more recent sweep purchased heroin for personal use or to supply to others to support their own addiction.

They included: Jordan Burke, 23, of Norwalk; Christopher Alexander, 29, of Elyria; Mickey Metheney, 30, of Elyria; Garrett Padgett, 30, of North Ridgeville; Gregory Smink, 29, of Elyria; Cody Yourich, 23, of Wellington; Christopher Songer, 32, of Elyria; Lucas McMullen, 32, of LaGrange; Larry Moore, 21, of Lagrange; Kenedy Schultz, 22, of Elyria; Josh Truman, 30, of LaGrange; Cheryna Samples, 20, of Lorain; Stacey Hollis, 25, of Barberton; Albert Hollis, 49, of Elyria; Megan Foky, 19, of Elyria; Lawrence Resko, 20, of Elyria; and Joshua McDaniel, 30, of Elyria.

Authorities expect more arrests and indictments.

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