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43 drug trafficking suspects arrested during raids

Forty-three people were indicted in federal court for their suspected roles in two separate conspiracies to sell large amounts of drugs in the Mansfield area. Twenty-three people were charged in a 42-count indictment with conspiracy to possess intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone and marijuana and other charges, according to Justin E. Herdman, the U.S. […]

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Fostoria Man Arrested On Drug Charges Again

A Fostoria man is facing charges following a Thursday drug bust. Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit and Fostoria Police Department officers arrested 61-year-old Patrick Roddy following a search of his home at 734 Lynn Street. Authorities have charged Roddy with trafficking crack cocaine. Investigators say they found evidence of drug trafficking, cash, and […]

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Parcel Destined For Mansfield Containing Cocaine Intercepted

A parcel containing cocaine destined for Mansfield was intercepted by the U.S Postal Inspection Service. On February 7th, 2019 the U.S Postal Inspection Service Cleveland Field Office notified the METRICH Enforcement Unit that a parcel containing approximately 1.59 pounds of cocaine was intercepted by their office. The parcel was destined for the City of Mansfield. […]

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Two Search Warrants Executed in Lima

On January 24, 2019, the Multi Area Narcotics Task Force concluded a lengthy investigation with the assistance of West Central Ohio Crime Task Force. Martez E Smith, 36 years of age, from Lima, OH. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, a Felony of the 1st Degree. Following the traffic stop, the West Central […]

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Fentanyl persists, crystal meth rises in Lake County in 2018

As recently as five years ago there wasn’t a single fentanyl case in the Lake County Crime Lab. Now it’s the most commonly seen opioid in the Painesville Township-based lab. “This trend is noted in other hard hit opioid areas in the country,” said Doug Rohde, the crime lab’s supervisor of chemistry and toxicology. The […]

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