Three arrested at Spink Street drug house

Three people were arrested Tuesday afternoon following a warrant served at a known drug house.

"This isn't the first time law enforcement has served a drug search warrant at this residence," said Capt. Scott Rotolo, with the Wooster Police Department, who served the warrant with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency and the Ohio Highway Patrol's SRT unit.

A release from Medway Director Donald Hall said the search warrant was served at 11:46 a.m. at a home located a 743 Spink St., a well-known drug house in the city to law enforcement.

Four people total were inside the residence at the time -- Wooster residents Dal Knapik and John Miller Jr., along with Michael Gentzel and Raphael Belcher, both of Cleveland -- and were taken into custody without incident. Three of them were arrested and remain in the Wayne County Jail; Knapik was not still in custody.

Hall noted this investigation is the second search warrant served at this home in the past seven months.

Upon searching the residence, law enforcement located more than an ounce of heroin/fentanyl mixture, benzodiazepine and Suboxone pills, along with numerous drug abuse instruments, digital scales, cash, and a loaded handgun.

Charges are pending against each of the individuals.

"Unfortunately, each time we do our part, these individuals seem to find their way back to this residence and their nefarious acts," Rotolo said, as he thanks all agencies which participated in the operation. "Our Community Impact Unit and Medway will continue to do what we can to have an impact on our community."

By STEVEN F. HUSZAI Staff Writer

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