Lorain Municipal Court deputy clerk indicted on drug possession, child endangering

Police say 6 pounds of pot, 3-year-old in house

LORAIN, Ohio - A Lorain Municipal Court deputy clerk was indicted Thursday for allegedly stealing from her employer and allowing drugs to be sold out of her home.

The Lorain Police Narcotics Bureau and the U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force took Sierra Dozier, 25, and her boyfriend into custody after a drug raid on May 14 at their Columbo Lane home, according to Lorain Police Lt. Roger Watkins.

The raid occurred after a several-months long investigation.

Watkins said during the raid, authorities found evidence of possible theft from the clerk of court's office.

Watkins said six pounds of marijuana, which is roughly worth $8,400 on the streets, and $1,000 in cash was seized from the home while Dozier's 3-year-old child was inside.

Lorain County prosecutors indicted Watkins Thursday on charges of possession of drugs, three counts of permitting drug abuse and three counts of endangering children.

Lorain Municipal Court administrators said Dozier was placed on leave without pay on May 14. Dozier began employment with the Lorain Municipal Court on June 1, 2009.

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