Drugs and a homemade explosive device were found in a Union Township house that was searched by Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force detectives on Saturday, according to the task force.

A narcotics search warrant was obtained through Findlay Municipal Court for a residence at 14605 Union Township 53, near Mount Cory, the task force said. The residence was searched just before 1 a.m. Saturday by METRICH detectives, with assistance from sheriff’s offices in Hancock and Wood counties.

Detectives seized large amounts of marijuana, suspected LSD, money, drug paraphernalia, and chemicals to manufacture drugs.

While conducting the search, an explosive device was found, the task force said. The Allen County Regional Bomb Squad destroyed the device.

An investigation is ongoing and no arrests were made, the task force said. Criminal charges are expected after laboratory testing of the seized evidence, the task force said. Originally published in

The Courier on October 22, 2013.