A Tiffin man was arrested Wednesday after law enforcement conducted an undercover sting
operation that unveiled drugs, stolen guns and other stolen property.

Jimmy D. Halcomb, 27, who is believed to be linked to numerous burglaries, break-ins and
robberies throughout Tiffin and Seneca County, was arrested and charged with retaining
stolen property after an arrest warrant and a search warrant were executed at a 100-block
North Washington Street residence, according to a release from the Seneca County Drug
Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit.

Numerous stolen firearms, prescription drugs, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, money,
criminal tools and stolen property suspected to be involved in break-ins and burglaries
throughout Tiffin and Seneca County were found, the release states.

Halcomb also faces additional charges of trafficking of marijuana, breaking and entering,
disposing/retaining stolen property, illegal possession of prescription drugs and having
weapons under disability pending the ongoing investigation.

Halcomb appeared in Tiffin Municipal Court Thursday where his bond was set at $100,000,
according to court documents. He is scheduled to appear again in court Nov. 16.

“The extensive investigative work by everyone involved in this investigation and everyone’s
immediate response to apprehending this habitual criminal was instrumental to the success
of this operation. I feel our community is a little safer this evening knowing that this
individual is presently behind bars,” said Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens in the release.

METRICH encourages citizens to continue to report suspicious activity to their local law
enforcement agencies or to the METRICH Crime Hotline at (877) 446-Drug.

Originally published in the Advertiser Tribune o November 9, 2012.