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OHIO: Man claiming to be preacher arrested for crack cocaine

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Preacher Robert Davis Jr arrested on cocaine chargesLORAIN — A man claiming to be a preacher was arrested on cocaine charges Sunday night, according to a Lorain police report.

Police pulled over Robert Duane Davis, Jr., 45, of Brunswick, after seeing him leave the driveway of 511 W. 17th St. The report stated the address is known for crimes including murder, narcotic activity, prostitution and other violent crimes.

Davis’ car was pulled over near the intersection of West 14th Street and Long Avenue. He repeatedly asked the officer to let him off with a warning, saying he was a preacher in Cleveland and needed to go to church to preach.

The officer learned Davis was driving with 18 driving suspensions and after searching his car found a glass tube used to smoke crack cocaine and a piece of crack cocaine in the carpet, according to the report. He was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic violations. He was taken to Lorain City Jail.