3 fentanyl overdoses in 6 hours lead Medina police to apartment with 9 children

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MEDINA, Ohio- Four people were arrested at a Medina apartment after three fentanyl overdoses in six hours.

Complaints from residents and business owners near the apartments on Lafayette Road prompted Medina police to hold a community meeting on Monday. Police then met with representatives of the property owners to ask for their cooperation about the drug activity.

“On Thursday, the worst fears of the police were realized as it became clear a dangerous drug was flooring the streets,” the Medina Police Department said in a news release on Friday.

Police found Jonathan McCamon, 30, unconscious in his car in the Hawkins Market parking lot; Mark A. Meyers, 31, unconscious in his car, which had crashed on South Court and Lafayette; and Andrew M. Alfen, 32, unconscious in the restrooms at Regal Cinema on West Reagan Parkway.

All three had fentanyl and were charged with possession.

Police said Mario Dennis, 35, sold the drugs at the Lafayette Road apartment. Dennis, who is already on probation for drug trafficking, was arrested.

Officers also arrested Lola Bass, 25, and Johnny W. Fletcher, 21, for trafficking in fentanyl in the presence of children. Inside the apartment, Medina police found nine children between the 7 months to 10 years.

A fourth person, Danzel L. Boggues Mannings, 28, was charged with assaulting officers when he came to pick up his children. According to police, Mannings fought with two officers, causing them to fall down a flight of stairs.

More arrests are expected.

Anyone with information about the sale of fentanyl in Medina should call police at 330-725-7777.

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