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Lorain gang member takes plea; gets five years in prison


ELYRIA – A Lorain man arrested during a crackdown on gang activity in the city earlier this year pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a criminal gang.

Raymond Fowler III, 19, was immediately sentenced to five years in prison on that and other drug charges he had also faced.

Fowler is already serving a three-year prison sentence on an unrelated robbery conviction and will serve the five-year sentence at the same time.

Fowler is the only one of the 20 people arrested during the anti-gang sweep to plead guilty to the charges against him.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Chronicle.

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