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Task force seizes more than 100 marijuana plants

When a man offered to let police look at his phone during a traffic stop Sunday, they found pictures of marijuana being grown in his home, according to a search warrant. The next day, Ottawa County Drug Task Force agents raided the man’s home, 13000 block of Schiller Road, and seized 102 marijuana plants of […]

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Man takes deal that dismisses charges against wife in pot-growing case

A Rocky Ridge man charged with growing marijuana in his home accepted a plea deal Thursday that will cause the same drug case against his wife to be dismissed. Jake Ruttschaw, 37, pleaded guilty in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court to one felony count of possession of drugs and one misdemeanor count of child endangering.

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$250,030 bail set Salem Township man in bomb threat case

A judge set bail at $250,303 on Monday for the man who admitted to making bomb threats to area schools, including two in Oak Harbor. Charles Tingler, 22, Salem Township, had his initial appearance Monday in Ottawa County Municipal Court on one felony count of inducing panic. His next hearing is at 3 p.m. Monday […]

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Local woman charged with drug trafficking

A local woman was arrested on felony drug trafficking charges Friday. The Ottawa County Drug Task Force obtained a warrant and arrested Port Clinton resident Lindsay Neumann, 26. Neumann was recently indicted by an Ottawa County grand jury on three counts of drug trafficking — two fourth-degree felonies and one third-degree felony. Police said Neumann […]

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Port Clinton cases top task force list

The Ottawa County Drug Task Force handled fewer indictments or bills of information in 2013 than it did the previous year — but, once again, a good deal of the work was done in Port Clinton. “The 67 Drug Task Force indictments charged a total of 167 felony offenses, 73 of which occurred within the […]

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