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Elyria man faces marijuana charges

ELYRIA — Police shut down an apparent home marijuana growing operation Friday morning and arrested an Elyria man.

The Elyria Narcotics Unit went to the home at 135 Woodbury Ave. just before 10 a.m. and found 46-year-old Richard Wallace inside the home along with a large quantity of marijuana.

Police said they found 11 potted marijuana plants, marijuana grow lights, dried marijuana plants and less than a gram of cocaine along with digital scales, pipes and fertilizer inside the home. Marijuana was also found bagged in the freezer.

Police said Wallace was uncooperative and changed him with cultivation of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, fifth-degree felonies, and a possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Wallace was also served an outstanding warrant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Lorain County Jail. He was released later Friday.

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