CLEVELAND, OH - Michael McGrath, Chief of the Cleveland Division of Police, announced the seizure of 15 pounds of marijuana and more than $12,000 in cash following a two-week long undercover operation focusing on marijuana trafficking. The undercover operation, conducted by the First District Vice Unit, led to the execution of search warrants at addresses on both the east and west sides of the city.
In addition to the narcotics and money seizures, detectives confiscated a loaded 9 mm handgun and arrested three people, including two Jamaican nationals. The Jamaican's made a bid for John Lanigan's "knuckleheads in the news" when they attempted to deliver 12 pounds of marijuana to a westside address as detectives were executing a search warrant as part of their investigation. Fortunately for detectives twenty-two year old Kevin A. Gyles and twenty year old Andrew E. Williams, both Jamaican nationals, failed to notice the two police cars parked in front of the westside home and the police officers milling about the residence when they arrived to make their delivery. Thanks to their "assistance" a second search warrant was executed at an address associated with Gyles and Williams following their arrest. At that eastside address, the balance of the marijuana and the majority of the cash were seized.