Man arrested on drug charge

METRICH Enforcement Unit conducted its fourth search warrant in five days Tuesday.

The search warrant was signed by Judge Mark Repp of Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and was executed early Tuesday morning by the task force and additional officers from Fostoria Police Department at 419 S. Poplar St., the residence of Matthew J. Fuller, 35.

Officers found suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, money, criminal tools, including digital scales and cell phones, and other items indicative of drug trafficking, according to the task force.

Fuller was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, a fourth-degree felony. He initially was held at Fostoria Police Department and later was taken to Seneca County Jail.

A jail spokeswoman said Repp set his bond at $50,000 cash.

Additional charges of trafficking crack cocaine, permitting drug abuse and possession of criminal tools were pending. It was METRICH's fourth search warrant in five days. It is a situation that has happened previously, but Chuck Boyer, unit coordinator, said usually, the search warrants are not separate investigations.

"Usually, two or three are connected," he said.

Originally published in the Advertiser Tribune on July 22, 2015.

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