Drugs found, 3 arrested during search of city home

A Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force search of a Findlay residence Tuesday netted large amounts of drugs.

At 4:45 a.m., law enforcement officials searched 204 Durrell St. and found 19 grams of heroin, 11 grams of cocaine, 307 grams of marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia, said Det. Sgt. Justin Hendren.

Residents Amber M. Dargartz, 18; Matthew L. Sims, 32; and Michael R. Hawrylak, 29, all were arrested and incarcerated at the Hancock County jail, according to METRICH.

Hawrylak was charged with a second-degree felony count of heroin possession, a third-degree felony charge of cocaine possession, and a fifth-degree felony count of cocaine trafficking.

Sims was charged with possessing methamphetamine and permitting drug abuse, both fifth-degree felonies.

Dargartz was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of possessing methamphetamine.

METRICH acted on a search warrant obtained through Findlay Municipal Court. The Findlay Police Department Emergency Response Team assisted.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges will be reviewed, METRICH said.

Originally published in the Courier on June 19, 2013.

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