Tiffin police arrest suspect in heroin ODs

A Fremont man was incarcerated after allegedly running from law enforcement officers attempting to arrest him on a drug charge Wednesday.

Charles E. Starks Jr., 23, was charged with trafficking heroin, a fourth-degree felony, after a drug operation at Frost Parkway and West Perry Street, according to a release from Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit. He was a suspect in some recent heroin overdoses, according to the unit.

Additional charges of trafficking heroin and tampering with evidence were pending, and the investigation is to be turned over to Seneca County Prosecutor's Office to present to a grand jury upon completion of the investigation, the release states.
Law enforcement officers apprehend Charles E. Starks Jr., 23, of Fremont, who was charged with trafficking heroin, Wednesday.

Detective Chuck Boyer, unit coordinator, said people who had overdosed reported Starks was supplying heroin to them, and law enforcement had been investigating him for the past few months.

Law enforcement saw Starks walking and tried to detain him.

Boyer said Starks ran about a block and was apprehended in a back yard. Starks was taken to Seneca County Jail and was being held without bond, he said.

Originally published in the Advertiser Tribune on November 27, 2014.

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