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Elyria police arrest suspected drug dealer in connection with apparent fatal overdose


Mark Calhoun


ELYRIA – The Elyria Police Narcotics Unit arrested a 24-year old man in connection with the death of a man who died of an apparent overdose Monday.

Police arrested Mark Calhoun, 24, of Shafer Drive, Lorain, during the investigation into the death of Justin Fisher, 22, who died Friday at home on Bell Avenue.

Calhoun is charged with trafficking a schedule II substance, possession of a schedule II substance, trafficking fentanyl, possession of criminal tools, drug paraphernalia and corrupting another with drugs.

Detectives were able to connect Fisher’s death to Calhoun, whom police say was his “drug dealer,” according to Capt. Chris Costantino.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Calhoun was arrested at a Speedway gas station when a search of his vehicle revealed drugs, money and other contraband.

Police found 71 doses of a narcotic painkiller called Roxicet, 2.2 grams of fentanyl, a digital scale, six cell phones, and $305 in cash.

Costantino said Calhoun was at the gas station to sell heroin. One of the cell phones found on Calhoun “connected the sale of suspected heroin/fentanyl between Calhoun and Fisher,” Costantino said.

Calhoun told detectives he was at the gas station to sell Percocet and admitted to detectives that he sold heroin and crack cocaine to a friend of Fisher’s on Sunday, the day before Fisher’s death.

At the time of his arrest, Calhoun was on probation and out on bond for an unrelated felony drug offense.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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