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Posted February 27, 2009 | Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily
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Front Royal police arrest fugitive suspected in 1988 cocaine trafficking case

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(From a press release) FRONT ROYAL - Front Royal police have arrested a suspected fugitive who has been living in the area for more than a decade under an alias.

Police arrested Elias Efremidis, 52, of Front Royal on Wednesday on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. He had been living in this area under the alias of Ilias and/or Louie Rodinos.

Efremidis is a suspect in a 1988 cocaine trafficking case in Boston.

Police say the arrest stems from an incident in when Rodinos pointed a laser light device at a uniformed officer.

"After warrants were obtained by Officer B. Miller and served by Officer E. Rosemeck, suspicions arose as to Rodinos' true identity. Officer Rosemeck conducted research into the identity of Rodinos and found numerous discrepancies within various police reports. Officer Rosemeck notified Detective Sergeant J. Ryman of his findings and further investigation ensued," according to a press release.

"The investigation continued with the assistance of Virginia A.B.C. Agent M. Wild and led detectives to Rodinos' true identity of Elias Efremidis. Further research revealed outstanding indictments in Boston for the drug trafficking charge."

Efremidis is being held without bond pending further court actions.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Ryman with the Front Royal Police Criminal Investigations Division at (540) 636-2208

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