Alleged drug house shut down in Cleveland

Alleged drug house shut down in Cleveland

Authorities raided and boarded up a home on West 76th Monday afternoon, calling it a nuisance due to several drug related deaths there.

According to court documents, approximately two years ago, the Cleveland Police Second District Vice Unit received complaints of drug activity at 1362 West 76th Street.

Detectives conducted surveillance of the house and found people coming in and out -- consistent with drug sales and activity.

December 24, 2014 detectives executed a search warrant of 1362 West 76th Street and arrested three people.

About a week later, Cleveland Police and EMS were dispatched to the same address for a 39-year-old man, Mark Lambert, who was dead due to a drug overdose.

In response to complaints that drug activity was still occurring at 1362 West 76th Street, in early May 2015, detectives went into the property and bought crack from a dealer.

Later that month Kellie Warner, 22, was found dead in a back bedroom of that address. Police say she had overdosed.

On July 22, 2015, John Brown overdosed in the Burger King across the street from 1362 West 76th Street. He now in a coma. It is not known whether he purchased his drugs from 1362 West 76th Street, but police believe he did.

Cleveland Police Second District Detectives have continued to watch people coming in and out of 1362 West 76th Street, consistent with drug activity.

After a few more controlled buys, a search warrant was signed on August 5, 2015 and executed Monday, August 10.

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