Lorain County Sheriff's Office Makes $1.2 Million PCP Bust in Westlake

Following weeks of watching surveillance video, Lorain County sheriff's deputies made a major PCP bust, confiscating $1.2 million worth of the dangerous drug. The find also prompted a federal, cross-country investigation involving a California supplier.

The sheriff's bust netted three gallons of liquid PCP, which is known as "wet" on the streets, and is used to lace cigarettes or marijuana.

Lorain County sheriff's chief deputy Dennis Cavanaugh said that deputies stopped John Henry Allen, 48, of Lorain, Ohio, in Westlake and found one gallon of the liquid PCP in his vehicle. Additional surveillance led authorities to a Vermilion storage facility where two more gallons of liquid PCP were found.

According to Cavanaugh, the traffic stop was made in November. However, they were not able to talk about the case until now because it was a part of a federal investigation that led to finding the PCP supplier at a lab in California.

Allen is due to appear in federal court on April 18 for a pre-trial hearing.

The Cleveland DEA and Lorain Police Department's Narcotics Unit also helped with the investigation.