Yet another Cleveland resident deemed "the main supplier of heroin" in the area was arrested and has been charged on allegations of dealing fentanyl.
Charles Daniels, 39, 7400 Wade Park, Apt. 419, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated trafficking in drugs for suspected fentanyl in Wayne County Municipal Court.
He remains in Wayne County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Court records indicate that Daniels is suspected to be "the main supplier of heroin to Wooster," which law enforcement estimated at a value of more than $5,000 worth of the opiate.
Daniels, along with three other individuals, were arrested Tuesday night at the Econo Lodge hotel on East Lincoln Way after a search warrant was executed at two different rooms.
Also arrested and charged were Taylor White, 21, of Rittman; Aundria Williams, 24, of South Euclid; and Tammy Kay Young, 22, of 132 N. Columbus Ave., Wooster; also remain in jail on $25,000 cash bonds.
All four individuals have preliminary hearings in court April 12 and 13.
Donald Hall, director of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, said the warrants were obtained as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged dealing of fentanyl in the community.
"Cleveland and Akron continue to be problems for us," as sources of fentanyl in Wayne County, Hall said.
He added that local law enforcement is "very familiar with Daniels" and has connections and associations with several local drug dealers in Wooster.
Hall added that Daniels was on parole at the time of his arrest and has a lengthy history in Cuyahoga County, including crimes of violence.
More than 30 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized from the rooms, as well as other drug paraphernalia, marijuana and cocaine. Two suspected female prostitutes were also found, but not arrested.
"Obviously, $20 amount of fentanyl would be able to kill somebody," Hall said.
"Our community is very lucky to have Medway," said Wooster Police Capt. Scott Rotolo, whose department assisted in the investigation through its Community Impact Unit. "Our CIY are glad that we're attached to them right now with all of the illegal drug trafficking going on in our county. We look forward to them being held accountable in our court system."
Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Doug Hunter said the SRT unit was engaged "primarily to ensure officer safety," as the individuals in question had a violent history.
There were no issues, he noted, while the SRT unit made its arrests.
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