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Detroit man facing drug charges

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    Kelvin Parker-Bell


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    Emilee Deeds



ELYRIA — A Detroit man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop Tuesday night, according to a police report.

Elyria police observed a white Ford Fusion driving recklessly and stopped the car at the Ohio Turnpike entrance to state Route 57 about 11:09 p.m., according to the report. Officers spoke with the driver, later identified as Emilee Deeds, 21, of Lorain, and two passengers, one identified as Kelvin Parker-Bell, 25, of Detroit. Officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. One officer said they knew Parker-Bell’s history of illegal drug possession and searched the driver and passengers, according to the report.

In June 2017, Parker-Bell faced charges of possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle while under the influence, according to the Lorain Court of Common Pleas docket. The court dismissed the case in August. Deeds gave officers a Social Security number and name, which officers later found both to be false, according to the report.

A search of the vehicle and the suspects revealed a license showing Deeds’ real name. Deeds also had a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant through Lorain police.

A search of Parker-Bell revealed a pill bottle not belonging to him that contained 15 pills of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, a dangerous stimulant drug. Officers also found $5,010 in cash on him.

Officers charged Deeds with obstruction of official business and driving under suspension. Officers then took both Parker-Bell and Deeds to Lorain County Jail.

Contact Bruce Walton at 329-7123 or by email at
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