Another spring day, another Crawford County drug bust.

Wednesday, the METRICH Enforcement Unit searched 602 S. Market St., where officials suspected illegal drug activities and a possible methamphetamine lab.

During the search, officers reported finding suspected crack, suspected methamphetamines, prescription pills, syringes and drug paraphernalia. Officers also found chemicals used to manufacture meth.

They arrested Kyle Gardner, 31, who is in Crawford County Jail pending charges.

Two other adults were questioned and released. Two young children were found living at the house, police reported. Crawford County Job and Family Services was contacted and the children were removed.

The Galion Police Department Special Investigations Unit, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Bucyrus Police Department were assisted by Mansfield Police Department, the Galion Fire Department and the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

“The Galion Police Department and METRICH Enforcement Unit continue to work together to develop information regarding illegal activity and coordinate investigations. We appreciate all information we receive regarding illegal activity from the community, and we ask that the reports continue,” Galion police Chief Brian Saterfield said. Saterfield urges residents to report any suspicious or drug activity to the Galion Police Department TIPS line, 419-468-3480. All calls remain anonymous.

Originally published in the News Journal on May 1, 2014.

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