METRICH: Drugs valued at $20,000 confiscated

Three men were arrested, and drugs with a street value of $20,000 were confiscated in a METRICH-led search early Thursday morning, according to a news release.

Cash and firearms were also seized after a search warrant was served at 315 Second Ave. by the METRICH Enforcement Unit, assisted by ASORT, Ashland METRICH and the Mansfield Police Department, the release said.

Information from resident complaints of drug activity at the home led to the warrant, which was drafted and signed by Mansfield Municipal Court Judge Jerry Ault.

METRICH detectives searched the residence and seized $3,393 in cash and a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver and Ruger 9mm pistol, which were loaded.

Detectives also seized 125 grams of heroin with a street value of $10,000, 58 grams of cocaine worth $6,000, 1,120 grams of marijuana worth $4,000 and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, the release said.

Delarcy Riyad Akin Sylvester-Black, 22, Teddy Mulaw Asefa, 26, and Jabril A. Bond, 20, all of 315 Second Ave., each were charged with possession of drugs (heroin), a first-degree felony; possession of drugs (cocaine), a first-degree felony; and possession of drugs (marijuana), a third-degree felony, according to METRICH.

Originally published in the News Journal on July 16, 2015.

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