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Marion man charged in drug investigation

A Marion man is facing multiple drug and weapons charges after being arrested earlier this week. According to a press release issued by the MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force, Keair L. Key, 29, Marion, was arrested around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the 800 block of East Church Street in Marion. Officers from MARMET/METRICH drug task […]

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Fentanyl changes everything' METRICH speaker says

Drug is cheap, powerful, and often kills customers "Fentanyl changes everything," Michael Gray, the CEO of Actus Analytical Inc., said Tuesday at the Ohio State Reformatory. That's because fentanyl is "easier to make than other opioids, easier to ship, smuggle than other opioids, significantly more profitable and far more potent than other opioids," Gray said […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs in Mansfield

A 42-year-old man suspected of dealing drugs was arrested Friday during a search of a Mansfield home, according to the METRICH Enforcement Unit. Akili Roberts, 42, was booked into the Richland County Jail on suspicion of trafficking in drugs, according to a press release issued by the METRICH Enforcement Unit. METRICH detectives carried out a […]

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METRICH seizes drugs and nearly $1,500 during traffic stop

A Cleveland man staying in the Mansfield area was arrested Tuesday on drug-related charges, police said. METRICH Enforcement Unit and Mansfield police seized six grams of suspected crack cocaine, over 30 doses of prescription medication and $1,342 in U.S. currency during a traffic stop at the intersection of Marion Avenue and Wood Street shortly after […]

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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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