METRICH nets 21 pounds of pot

A raid at 34 Stimens Drive today netted 21 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, four handguns, an assault rifle and about $14,000 in cash, according to METRICH Commander Lt. Keith Porch.

Chaz Shifferly, age unavailable, was taken into custody, and is being held on a parole violation, Porch said.

Charges are pending, he said.

“Adult Parole Authority was doing a home visit to 34 Stimens Drive to a subject that was currently on parole. While conducting the home visit, two handguns were immediately observed in plain view on the couch,” Porch said.

Porch said a search warrant was issued and the duplex on the city’s south side was searched after Shifferly’s parole officer alerted law enforcement to possible drugs.

Members of the Adult Parole Authority, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Mansfield Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office worked with METRICH.

Porch said the raid was a substantial bust.

“It does reduce the availability of the heroin and marijuana in the community for a time,” Porch said.

Porch said it is unusual that somebody being on parole and subject to house checks would risk having that amount of narcotics and firearms in his residence.

Shifferly had hundreds of pairs of new tennis shoes and baseball caps in the duplex, police reported.

Originally published in the News Journal on July 19, 2013.


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