The Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit along with Fostoria police searched a room at the Fostoria Motel on Thursday, Oct. 15. That’s where Tyree Carpenter, 33, was staying.

Inside, officers found suspected heroin, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug trafficking.

Carpenter was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. Further charges could come once the substances found are analyzed.

Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno says the heroin seized may be linked to recent overdoses in the area.

“It is vital for us to continue our immediate response when these traffickers set up shop in our community to sell their illicit poison,” said Chief Loreno in a press release. “I can say with confidence, that removing Mr. Carpenter from our streets saved many lives this evening.”

Anyone who suspects suspicious activity in the area should contact the drug task force at 1-877-446-DRUG.

Originally published on WTOL Online on October 16, 2015.