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Traffic-stop leads to arrest of three on drug weapons charges

Police found 7.2 grams of fentanyl, a semi-automatic pistol, a .32-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, less than a gram of cocaine, 1.3 grams of marijuana, a box with drug paraphernalia, a digital scale and a glass pipe.

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    From left, Tyler Abbe, Kenneth Tackett and Rachel Little were all arrested after a traffic stop on Garden Street in Elyria.

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ELYRIA — A traffic stop led to three arrests and the confiscation of guns, a large amount of fentanyl and other items Tuesday morning, police said.

An officer pulled over a driver about midnight at Garden Street, reportedly for driving without using headlights.

The driver, identified as Tyler Abbe, 21, of Elyria, came out of his vehicle and surrendered himself to police. Abbe admitted to having drugs.

Police searched Abbe, the vehicle and passengers Kenneth Tackett, 52, and Rachel Little, 20, of Elyria.

Police found 7.2 grams of fentanyl, a semi-automatic pistol, a .32-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, less than a gram of cocaine, 1.3 grams of marijuana, a box with drug paraphernalia, a digital scale and a glass smoking pipe.

Abbe was charged with carrying concealed weapons, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, weapons under disability and possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Tackett was charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia.

Little was charged with possession of cocaine, drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and permitting drug abuse.

All three were transported to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Due to the weapons charges, Abbe was held without bond while the other two awaited bond.

Contact Bruce Walton at (440) 329-7123 or bwalton@chroniclet.com. Follow him @BruceWalton on Twitter and like him on Facebook.
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