ELYRIA -- A raid shortly just before 6 a.m. Thursday on a Jefferson Street residence resulted in one arrest and the seizure of nearly 3 kilograms of marijuana, an illegal grow operation and a loaded handgun with an oversized magazine, according to Elyria Police.
After allegedly trying to flee police on foot before being stopped by a fence, Anthony Jackson II, 28, 440 Jefferson St., was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana, all third-degree felonies, carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony, trafficking and possession of cocaine, possession of LSD and possession of criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies, obstructing official business and resisting arrest, both second-degree misdemeanors, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.
Jackson’s initial court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in Elyria Municipal Court.
Detectives from the Elyria Police Narcotics Unit served a "no-knock" warrant at 440 Jefferson St. at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, following an investigation into allegations Jackson was selling illegal drugs out of his residence.
Detectives and officers from the Elyria Police Special Response Team forced entry into the house. As they did, two detectives on the west side of the house saw Jackson break through a basement window and run through the backyard, according to a police report.
They yelled for Jackson to stop, but he ignored them and ran until he reached a fence, where he turned around and got on the ground. After wrapping his right arm around a detective's leg while on the ground, he was handcuffed without further incident, according to Elyria Police.
After being read his rights, Jackson allegedly admitted to police there was cocaine, marijuana and a gun in the house. Officers recovered approximately 2.8 kilograms of marijuana, a marijuana grow operation with several marijuana plants, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a loaded 9mm handgun with a 30-round magazine, according to Elyria Police.
Jackson, who was not wearing any shoes when he fled from police, injured his foot during the chase and was treated at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was then taken to the Lorain County Jail pending his initial appearance in court, according to Elyria Police.