Elyria Duo Face Felony Drug Trafficking Charges

Elyria - A pair of Elyria natives are faces charges after reportedly selling cocaine out of a home off Jackson Street.

On April 3rd, the Elyria Police Narcotics Unit arrested Keeon Green and Glen Ewing Jr. following a traffic stop that occurred in Elyria on SR 57 near Lorain Blvd. EwingJr. and Green are being held at the Lorain County Jail. Detectives seized approximately 115 grams of cocaine during the investigation, which has an estimated street value of $11,500.

Ewing Jr. was charged with Felony cocaine trafficking and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.

Green was charged with two first degree felony possession and trafficking of cocaine, and two additional felony counts of cocaine trafficking.

In January of 2019, Elyria Police Narcotics Detectives initiated separate drug investigations on Ewing Jr. and Green. During those investigations, detectives determined that EwingJr. and Green were working together and utilizing Green’s residence at 212 Jackson St. in Elyria to conduct drug business.

On April 3rd, detectives were conducting surveillance on Jackson St. and witnessed a drug transaction between Ewing Jr.and Green. After the drug deal, the suspects got into a Dodge Avenger and left the area. Detectives stopped Ewing Jr. and Green on SR57 just east of Lorain Blvd.

Detectives found .3 grams of suspected crack cocaine in Green’s right front pants pocket along with a Lincoln vehicle key. Inside the Dodge Avenger, detectives also found a digital scale with drug residue, and a baggie with approximately 27 grams of an unknown white powder.

A short time later, detectives went back to 212 Jackson St. and obtained consent to search the home,.as well as the Lincoln Towncar parked out front. Detectives found 113 grams of suspected cocaine inside the center console of the Lincoln.The Lincoln reportedly routinely used by Green to conduct drug deals.

Green is being held on a $757,500 bond, while Ewing Jr. is being held on $10,000 bond.

Photos courtesy of Lt. James Welsh / Elyria Police Department

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