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Woman Arrested at Walmart for Heroin Trafficking

About 10 grams, a car and $800 were seized from Lillian Gay.

File photo of a Mentor Police Cruiser is pictured.
File photo of a Mentor Police Cruiser is pictured.
Mentor Police arrested a woman Thursday at Walmart for selling heroin.

Cleveland resident Lillian Gay was arrested at the store following a criminal investigation by Mentor Police, the Lake County Narcotics Agency, Lake County Sheriff's Department, Trumbull-Ashtabula County Drug Task Force and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. According to a news release from Lake County Narcotics Agency Director David A. Friscone, in the probe uncovered that Gay had been selling in Lake and Ashtabula counties.

Officers seized 10 grams of the drug, $800 and a car from Gay.

Heroin trafficking is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Additional charges against Gay are pending.
Chris (Kit) Myers June 30, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Great that one's actions can totally destroy lives and the maximum punishment is eight years and a $15,000 fine.
Kacey Shea July 02, 2013 at 01:45 PM
She has been arrested for this two times prior-obviously it didn't do her any good. What a joke.
Chris (Kit) Myers July 02, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Yes, it is a sad, sad, state of affairs. We MUST vote out of office the judges that don't give the maximum sentence to drug pushers. No place to put them? Well, I'll pay money for a BIG jail for them with the minimum of amenities. I have $500.00 which I will give toward a new jail strictly for illegal drug manufacturers and pushers. I think we need that more than an 18 million dollar new police station. The police can operate just as efficiently out of a pole building. Don't let them tell you otherwise. it's no different than the schools telling you that kids can't get a good education without air conditioning and carpet or the university telling you that cozy little niches where students can get together in the new architecture building will make better architects. It's all spin. Can't anyone see that? Does anyone else think it's wrong for Lefton to justify a tuition hike by saying it's for tuition subsidies? Isn't it wrong for my student tenants to subsidize other students? Isn't that the job of all the taxpayers of Ohio since it's a state supported university? Does anyone else think something's wrong to build a hike and bike bridge at Crain Avenue when there is a new bridge a hundred feet away? Are all Kentites made of money? What is wrong that less than 17%of eligible voters turn out for a school levy on the ballot?
Hayley Ziegler-Clark July 11, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I hope she receives the maximum punishment; both jail time and monetary value. This drug has taken too many young lives in the United States. Drug dealers need to be made an example of. Those caught with possession of heroin should be taken to a detox facility, and rehabilitation center. If they refuse, a five year jail sentence. Those who choose rehab, must be placed on probation including random drug tests for a minimum of 3 years. This. Is a serious problem that needs to be strictly enforced. Too many lives are being lost.

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