Man indicted after drug raid
A Michigan man arrested in a Findlay drug bust early Tuesday morning was one of 15 people indicted by a Hancock County grand jury in the afternoon.
The Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 616 W. Foulke Ave. in Findlay at 5:49 a.m.
According to authorities, a search of the residence yielded suspected narcotics, a large amount of cash, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and criminal tools.
Laronte D. Davis, 21, of Warren, Michigan, was arrested and later indicted on a fifth-degree felony charge of trafficking in heroin. According to the indictment, Davis allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin in Findlay on Monday.
A second man at the residence, Andre A. Stampley, 20, of Detroit, was arrested and charged with a first- degree misdemeanor count of falsification, authorities said.
Additional charges are pending upon conclusion of the investigation.
The grand jury also indicted a Findlay man on four heroin-related charges.
Mark A. James, 34, of Findlay, was charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies, and one count of possession of heroin, a second-degree felony. On Jan. 26 and 27 and Feb. 3, James allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin. On Feb. 4, authorities said James possessed between 10 and 50 grams of heroin.
Also indicted by the grand jury were:
•Brian S. Bowman, 43, of Columbus, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony. On Jan. 28 in Findlay, Bowman allegedly possessed between five times the bulk amount and 50 times the bulk amount of oxycodone.
•Michael J. Miller, 34, of Findlay, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in heroin, both fifth-degree felonies. On Feb. 6 and 9 in Findlay, Miller allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin.
•Devin J. Henagan, 33, of Findlay, was charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth- degree felony. On Dec. 4 in Findlay, Henagan allegedly possessed ab-fubinaca, a synthetic cannabinoid, in less than the bulk amount.
•John T. Rivera, 43, of Findlay, was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies. On July 7 and Sept. 29, Rivera allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin
Originally published in The Courier on February 11, 2015.