6 arrested in drug roundup
Six people were arrested Wednesday on drug charges by Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit.
Officers from Tiffin and Fostoria police departments and Seneca County Sheriff's Office assisted with the roundup of those indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.
Detective Chuck Boyer, unit coordinator, said not all of the cases were connected.
"Some were (related)," he said.
Six people were arrested Wednesday. Two others already had been arrested and two others already were incarcerated.
Vicente I. Flores, 18, of Fostoria, was charged with trafficking marijuana and aggravated trafficking drugs. Deteaka MJ Sherman, 24, of Fostoria, was charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking heroin, permitting drug abuse, possession in drugs and endangering children.
Taneel R. Lee, 32, of Fostoria, was charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking heroin, permitting drug abuse and possession of criminal tools. Jamartea J. Williams, 24, of Fostoria, was charged with trafficking crack cocaine.
Renell R. Peacock, 32, of Fostoria, was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. James L. Adams, 60, of Fostoria, was charged with permitting drug abuse.
Two people who were indicted already were incarcerated in Seneca County Jail.
Armon C. Richardson Jr., 23, of Fostoria, was charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana and two counts of possessing criminal tools. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, along with a charge of complicity to aggravated robbery in a separate case, in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff's courtroom Monday.
Also, Dean A. Harmon, 51, of Fostoria, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine.
Two people had been arrested ahead of Wednesday's roundup.
Cory A. Cook, 26, of Tiffin, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count of trafficking in heroin, and Anthony L. Williams Jr., 33, of Fostoria, was charged with complicity trafficking cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs and endangering children.
Seven of the 17 suspects who were sought remained at large Wednesday, according to METRICH.
Boyer said the rest of the suspects are in Toledo.
Citizens can continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or the task force.
Originally published in the Advertiser Tribune on August 13, 2015.