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Man wanted by five departments arrested after traffic stop


LORAIN — A man who’s wanted in Lorain, Geauga and Cuyahoga counties for drug possession and three counts of theft told police Friday that he was “tired of running.”

Jeffery Anderson, 40, was charged with heroin possession, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia around 1:30 a.m. Friday after he was pulled over for a traffic violation in the 1700 block of East 30th Street.

Anderson was pulled over for failing to signal a turn. When police came to the car, they watched as Anderson tried to stuff something into a tissue box, according to a report. They asked him what he was handling and Anderson said “drugs,” police said.

Anderson was taken into custody following the incident, and Anderson told them other cities had warrants out for his arrest and that he was tired of running. He also told police there was more heroin and cocaine inside the tissue box in his car, which officers found, police said.

Anderson was charged with possession of drugs as well as cited for driving under suspension and failure to signal a turn.

Anderson was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office for possession of drugs, the Ohio Highway Patrol for traffic offenses and by the Chardon, Elyria and North Olmsted police departments for theft.

He was being held at the Lorain City Jail.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com.

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