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Mentor Man Accused Of Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Investigators say that Jeff Norwood received cocaine shipments from California and distributed them in Northeast Ohio

A Mentor man is accused of selling cocaine in Lake County.

Investigators from U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lake County Narcotics Agency arrested Jeff Norwood of Mentor and Jacob France of Van Nuys, CA, on Thursday.

Investigators claim that Norwood received multiple shipments of large quantities of cocaine from France.

France would ship the cocaine from California and Norwood would supply it to his Ohio customers, primarily in Lake County, according to the LCNA.

On Sept. 27, 2012, agents searched Norwood's home and seized a large sum of cash, weapons and a vehicle.

Both Norwood and France were charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.

If convicted, the defendants face up to 40 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of up to five million dollars.

Dave February 24, 2013 at 08:36 PM
The temptations of easy money drive good men to do bad things, Jeff is a wonderful family man and hard working realtor. I can guarantee one thing his fellow realtors will hang him out to dry! Guilty until proven innocent is the way it works at the company Jeff chose to work, no second chances there! Funny how most of them are in church on Sunday, I wonder what they hear? If Jeff is guilty I'll be very sad that he chose to sell this poison and I will pray for him and his children.
Mary February 25, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Jeff is a wonderful father to his children. They need him in their lives. I am praying for Jeff everyday. MH
Mentorite February 25, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I'm sorry but "wonderful fathers" do not sell drugs! What if one of this "wonderful family man's" kids got a hold of this drug and ingested it? Would he be so wonderful then? You'd think twice if one of your loved ones had a drug addition I'm sure.
Brandon Baker (Editor) March 01, 2013 at 12:47 AM
I had to erase a comment from user "theysmileinyourface" for violating our terms of use. The post would have been fine if it weren't for the first sentence. Feel free to post again without such language. Thanks.
Michael January 17, 2014 at 09:07 AM
It's funny how it's not a news story when someone is found not guilty! Jeff Norwood was found not guilty last year!!! Why isn't that worthy of being on the news!! People tried to make him look bad but when he proved them wrong they just look the other way!! Maybe Mentorite won't judge so quickly next time!!

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