A 50-year-old Bucyrus man is in custody after law enforcement converged on a residence at 235 E. Rensselaer St. on Friday morning.

According to Bucyrus police Chief Dave Koepke and a news release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, a large quantity of suspected heroin, along with prescription pills, syringes, drug paraphernalia and cash, were found inside the residence and on the suspect.

The man is being held for investigation of drug trafficking, drug possession and several other possible charges at the Crawford County Justice Center.

“There could possibly be complicity to trafficking in drug charges and child endangerment. Some of the money seized may be counterfeit also,” Koepke said.

Koepke said it’s all part of an ongoing investigation by his department in conjunction with the sheriff’s office, Galion Police Department, Ohio Highway Patrol and METRICH.

“We appreciate the help of the other agencies in our time of need, since we are still very busy with the ongoing investigations of four homicides,” Koepke said.

Formal charges against the man will be filed over the weekend or Monday in Crawford County Municipal Court.

Originally published in the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum on September 19, 2014.