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Lorain residence raided by police following three Avon overdoses

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    This house at 1616 E. 33rd St. in Lorain, was raided Wednesday related to three overdoses in Avon in a 36-hour period last week.

    STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE

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LORAIN — Police and federal agents on Tuesday raided a building in the 1600 block of East 33rd Street following a joint investigation into three drug overdoses in Avon in the span of 36 hours between Jan. 31 and Friday.

A federal search warrant resulted in the seizing of “suspected narcotics and narcotic instruments,” according to Avon police, with criminal charges pending once the substances are analyzed in a lab.

Avon police were assisted by Lorain police, the DEA, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

In a statement, Avon police Lt. Dan Fischbach said officers partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Cleveland field office and began an investigation after one fatal and two nonfatal drug overdoses in Avon late last month and earlier this month.

Naloxone, which can reverse drug overdoses, “was administered to two of the overdose victims who survived,” police said. “The third was deceased upon officers’ arrival.”

Fischbach’s statement said no further information would be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.



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