Former homeowner at Cleveland Indians Chris Perez house has long history of drug deals

Neighbors suspect Perez was unaware

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - The former homeowner of the Rocky River home being rented by Cleveland Indians reliever Chris Perez has a long history of drug arrests and convictions.

Raymond George, 61, was involved in two federal drug investigations since 2010 and has a prior criminal record of drug arrests.

Perez is currently renting the house.

Federal court records show George was the target of a federal probe into drugs being transported from California to Ohio in 2011. Undercover tape recordings reveal George discussed transporting the drugs "in vehicles with hidden compartments."

He also assured another a confidential source that the he "could get other stuff (cocaine or ecstasy)."

Neighbors in the Rocky River neighborhood where Perez is now renting said they remember FBI agents raiding the home on several occasions in the years before Perez moved in.

Rocky River police and U.S. Postal Service Inspectors watched Tuesday as a package containing marijuana was delivered to the home were Perez lives.

Neighbors suspect the marijuana may have been meant for someone other than Perez or his family -- given the history of the home.

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