Galion has been at the epicenter of Crawford County’s efforts to shut down the drug trade over the past several weeks, and that focus continued this week with the arrest of three people, all of whom face a variety of drug charges.

The Galion Police Department, a member of the METRICH Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Bucyrus Police Department, Crawford County Special Response Team and the Galion Fire Department, searched a house at 128 W. Parson St., Galion, on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

Authorities seized drug paraphernalia in the house as well as cash believed to be the proceeds of drug transactions, Galion Police Chief Brian Satterfield said, and three people were arrested — Jesse Melba, 26, Sarah Barker, 31, and Lisa Jenkins, all of that address.

According to the police chief, Melba is facing charges of heroin trafficking, Barker is accused of heroin possession and permitting drug abuse and Jenkins of cocaine possession and permitting drug abuse.

All three were transported to the Crawford County jail pending formal filing of charges.

“Collaborative efforts among Crawford County law enforcement officers continues to be successful in our fight against trafficking in illegal drugs. We stand as one and will continue to concentrate our efforts to rid neighborhoods of these illegal activities,” Satterfield said.

Originally published in the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum