METRICH raid nets 2 arrests, drugs, money

Two people were arrested during a Thursday drug raid on the city's west side by the METRICH Enforcement Unit

METRICH, with help from the Mansfield Police Department, Allied Special Operations Response Team and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, searched the residence at 465 Park Ave. W.

Detectives arrested Devall L. Williams Sr. on six counts of trafficking in drugs and Gerald S. Nixon Jr. on a parole violation.

During the search, detectives reported finding suspected crack cocaine, suspected heroin, marijuana and several packages of hash oil, also known as “dabs.” Detectives also seized over $2,000 in U.S. currency.

The search warrant was the result of a short- term investigation after several complaints of suspected drug trafficking in the area of Park Avenue West and Bartley Avenue.

METRICH Commander Lt. Joe Petrycki said, “METRICH will continue to target suspected drug dealers in the community, especially those that are selling Fentanyl. Thanks to those individuals in the community who provided information that assisted in the investigation.”

Originally published in the News Journal on January 19, 2017.

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