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Coke Dealer Pleads Guilty Following Dramatic Arrest

Lejon Fair, 31, of Cleveland, probably knew he was out of luck after catapulting his car into the backyard of a Bath residence while trying to outrun police.

Updated Feb. 7, 12:12 p.m.

A coke dealer confirmed Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh’s suspicions when he admitted to being, well, a coke dealer midway through his trial on Feb. 5.

Lejon Fair, 31, of Cleveland, pled guilty to trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and failure to comply, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to April Wiesner, chief spokeswoman of the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. 

The charges stem from a Sept. 2011 incident where Akron police interrupted a coke deal in the Montrose On Tap parking lot

Fair fled in his Audi, taking Interstate 77 Northbound toward Cleveland. As he made the turn onto the Wheatley Road exit, Fair lost control of his car and flew air-born into a Richfield resident’s backyard, said Wiesner.

He was found hiding under a small bridge, clutching $47,000 in cash with bones protruding from his foot.

Judge Lynne Callahan will sentence Fair on Feb. 13 in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

bob lang February 07, 2013 at 02:26 PM
If, as your article states, the car left the road at the Wheatley Road exit, how did it end up it Bath? Wheatley Road exit is in Richfield. That's quite a flight.
John Deike February 07, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Thanks, Bob. It was Richfield. Regards, JD
richard baker February 07, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Must've been a Delorean!
Tracy February 08, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Is there a Richfield patch that we don't know about?
John Deike February 09, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Morning Tracy, we ran the story because the drug deal occurred at the Montrose On Tap. Best, JD

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