LORAIN, Ohio– The Lorain Police Department raided a home Tuesday morning and discovered 20 grams of a powerful animal sedative.
Anthony Coats, 29, was wanted of a warrant for trafficking in drugs. The narcotics unit and SWAT served a search warrant on East 26th Street in Lorain and arrested Coats.
Police said they found 20 grams of carfentanil and $835 in cash on the suspect. Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and is used to sedate elephants.
“An amount the size of a grain of salt can rapidly lead to an overdose or death,” Lorain police said in a news release on Tuesday.
Coats was taken to the Lorain City Jail.
Anonymous tips prompted the investigation. Lorain residents can report suspicious activity to the Lorain Narcotics Burea at 440-204-2018.