METRICH and others conduct drug sweep

METRICH detectives, along with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office; the Allied Special Operation Response Team; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, served a drug-related search warrant at 788 Pulver List Road after several complaints of drug activity.

Detectives reported they found Judy Rush and Michael Bolden, who were arrested on charges of drug trafficking, according to a news release.

Mansfield Police Department Sgt. Chad Brubaker said the search warrant was part of a larger countywide drug sweep being conducted by METRICH detectives with the assistance of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

The drug sweep is a statewide initiative implemented by the Ohio Task Force Commanders Association. The sweep contained 21 suspects wanted on indictments that included 46 criminal charges, he said.

METRICH detectives assisted the fugitive task force and located Jeffery McClain, wanted for two counts of trafficking in cocaine, at 350 Jennings Ave., Apt. F, along with drug paraphernalia and a handgun, according to police.

Officers with the task force also reported they located Terrell Latimore, wanted on charges of three counts of trafficking in cocaine, at 119 Pleasant Ave. During the arrest, Latimore was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine.

Officers also attempted to locate a wanted subject at 2851/2 Lexington Ave. and reported they observed suspected marijuana and a large amount of cash. METRICH obtained a search warrant for the residence and allegedly seized more than $7,000 in cash and suspected marijuana.

The wanted person, Marcus Butler, was not located and is being sought by the task force, according to the news release.

METRICH Commander Lt. Joy Stortz praised the coordination and the effectiveness of the detectives.

Originally published in the News Journal on August 21, 2015.

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