Drugs seized, 2 arrested after search of vehicle, Hopley Ave home

A wide variety of suspected drugs and drug-related items were seized and two people were arrested after Bucyrus police searched a vehicle and home on Tuesday.

"The suspects are facing very serious drug charges," said Lt. Tom Walker, the Bucyrus Police Department's public information officer. "As it stands right now, we are somewhere in the vicinity of $200,000 street value for the suspected drugs.

"It was a bad day for somebody, but it was a really good day for the community."

According to a news release posted on the Bucyrus Police Department's Facebook page, a warrant was obtained to search 341 Hopley Ave.

"This was the product of an ongoing investigation that they had had into the individual," Walker said.

On Tuesday, two people in a vehicle were stopped on Hopley Avenue hear Southern Avenue, the release stated. During a search of the vehicle and occupants, officers found methamphetamine, cocaine, THC oils and approximately 1 pound of marijuana. The Crawford County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit assisted in the search.

Officers from the department, with support from the METRICH Drug Task Force, then searched 341 Hopley Ave. and seized suspected narcotics, a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine, a large amount of cocaine, a large amount of prescription drugs, THC oils, several pounds of marijuana and other drug-related items, the release states.

"It was pretty much a one-stop shop, is what it sounded like," Walker said of the variety of suspected drugs.

Two individuals are in custody and are awaiting formal charges from the Crawford County Prosecutor's Office, according to the release.

The methamphetamines alone had a street value of more than $140,000, Walker said.

"It's truly a large amount of dangerous drugs that did not hit the street," he said. "Anywhere you go, that's significant. But particularly in the city of Bucyrus, that's extremely significant ... that is a lot of drugs that didn't make it out there."

Originally published in the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum on July 18, 2019.

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