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Former NFL player Kareem Hunt's father accused of dealing drugs from Elyria hotel room

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man is facing felony charges for allegedly dealing crack cocaine out of his Lorain Boulevard hotel room.

At 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, detectives from the Elyria Police Narcotics Unit and Investigative Unit arrested Kareem Hunt, 47, in his room at the Days Inn, 1825 Lorain Blvd., on charges of trafficking in cocaine and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.

The investigation, which began this month, resulted from Hunt allegedly selling less than 5 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant, according to a police report.

Hunt allegedly gave written consent for officers to search his room at the Days Inn, and admitted "he had marijuana in the room and admitted to selling small amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana for profit," according to a police report.

A bag containing 20.7 grams of marijuana was found inside a boot on top of an air conditioning unit in the room after Hunt told detectives it was there, according to the report.

Also seized was 0.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 0.2 grams of crack cocaine, 0.1 grams of an unidentified white substance, two cellphones, two digital scales and $228 in cash.

"Hunt admitted that he had no legitimate source of work and that the $228 was proceeds from drug sales," according to the report.

Hunt is the father of former  Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.

Hunt’s bond was set at $5,230 following his arraignment Thursday in Elyria Municipal Court, and he was being held in the Lorain County Jail on that amount.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.
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