Saturday, August 12, 2000

Police arrest eight in drug sweep




By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        NORWOOD — An effort by police to crack down on drug dealing in the western part of this central Hamilton County community has resulted in the arrests of eight people recently indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury.

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        Police Chief William Schlie said the arrests were made during a sweep by the police department's drug unit Thursday night and early Friday morning. Four more people under indictment remain at large. All of the offenses are felonies.

        Arrested were: Michael T. Fagin, 49, of Globe Avenue, Norwood, charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana; Jarred Norris, 19, of Mills Avenue, Norwood, charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana; Jeramy Kutchera, 25, of Hanover Road, Forest Park, charged with trafficking involving Ecstasy; Lois Ann Hamilton, 55, of Cleveland Avenue, Norwood, charged with trafficking marijuana; Christopher Scott Eldridge, 19, of Carter Avenue, Norwood, charged with trafficking marijuana; and Donald Philpot, 25, of Cleveland Avenue, Norwood, charged with trafficking marijuana.

        Also arrested were two male juveniles, 17, both from Norwood, both charged with trafficking marijuana.

        The Norwood Drug Tip Hotline is 458-4625. Names of callers are confidential.

       



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