Two suspected drug dealers were arrested in Lorain in the course of investigations into other matters.
The Adult Parole Authority was conducting a search on Dec. 13 of Bobbie Smith, 36, who was on parole on drug trafficking charges. During the search, investigators from the parole authority and Lorain police found what is suspected to be 88 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of suspected opioids and $980 in cash. Police estimated the cocaine had a street value of $5,000 and the opioids, $2,000. Smith was charged with drug trafficking, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Dec. 21, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Demarea Worthy at his West 5th Street home on a charge of trafficking drugs on school grounds. Investigators were led to Worthy after a Lorain High School student became ill after eating brownies that appeared to be laced with marijuana. Police say Worthy’s residence had been the subject of several resident complaints alleging drug dealing, and also arrested Randy Palos, who also lives at the 5th Street address, charging him with drug trafficking, manufacturing of illegal drugs and permitting drug abuse. Police say the home contained a marijuana growing operation.