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Long term Lake Co drug investigation ends with drugs, money, guns and arrest

Long term Lake Co drug investigation ends
Long term Lake Co drug investigation ends
Posted at 11:00 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 06:45:27-04

A long term drug investigation in Lake County ended with cash, drugs and guns being seized according to police. 


Lake County Narcotics Agency executed a search warrant at a house on Station Street in Mentor for alleged drug activity at the home late last week. Officers seized a large quantity of cocaine, three guns, drug paraphernalia and more than $3,000 in cash according to Lake County Narcotics Director, David Frisone.


Police arrested John Winston, 47, of Mentor. He was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability. 


Winston was arraigned in Mentor Municipal Court by Judge John Trebets.

Additional charges are pending. Several agencies took part in the joint investigation including the Lake County Narcotics Agency, Lake County Sheriff's Office, Lake County Prosecutor's Office, Lake County Crime Lab and Mentor Police Department.