Elyria man arrested on felony drug charges
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.