Elyria man ar­rested on felony drug charges

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS - — Staff re­port

A 22-year-old Elyria man is fac­ing felony drug charges af­ter po­lice say they found drugs in his pos­ses­sion Oct. 10 that he was in­tend­ing to sell.

Ja­cob M. King is fac­ing charges of pos­ses­sion of co­caine and traf­fick­ing co­caine, both third­de­gree felonies, and pos­ses­sion of al­pra­zo­lam (Xanax), a first-de­gree mis­de­meanor, af­ter of­fi­cers ar­rested him dur­ing a traf­fic stop at 11:30 p.m. on 14th Street near the Mid­dle Av­enue in­ter­sec­tion, ac­cord­ing to an Elyria po­lice re­port.

Of­fi­cers said King pos­sessed 17 small, tied off bag­gies con­tain­ing 12.9 grams of co­caine and a bag­gie with 26 pills of al­pra­zo­lam, the re­port said.

Due to the bag­gies of co­caine be­ing of dif­fer­ing weights and tied off separately, of­fi­cers be­lieve King was traf­fick­ing the drug, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

King is in the Lorain County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He must ap­pear at 2 p.m., Oct. 17, be­fore Elyria Mu­nic­i­pal Court Judge Gary C. Ben­nett.

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