Fostorian faces drug charges

A Fostoria resident is facing a series of drug charges after law enforcement agencies conducted a search warrant at an East High Street residence Tuesday morning.

According to a news release, officers with Fostoria Police Department and the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit executed a drug-related search warrant at 214 E. High St., the residence of Richard “Fred” Seaburn, 46, and Allisha Keckler, 27.

The warrant, signed by Judge Mark Repp, unveiled U.S. currency, prescription pills, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking.

Seaburn is facing charges of trafficking prescription pills, permitting drug abuse and possession of criminal tools pending the conclusion of the drug investigation and the return of lab analysis. The Fostoria Police Department’s SWAT and K-9 Unit were also utilized to execute the search warrant efficiently on the residence.

“The Task Force was receiving a lot of drug intelligence on the specific residence reporting suspected drug activity for some time,” Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said in the release.

“The abuse of prescription pills is considered a precursor to Heroin abuse and it is just as dangerous. This operation was a good ending to addressing the complaints coming in on the residence.”

Originally published in the Fostoria Review Times on October 21, 2015.

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