Toledo man arrested on drug charges

A Toledo man was arrested after a search warrant was executed at a Bettsville home Wednesday.

According to a release from Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit, Toledo man arrested on drug chargespersonnel from Seneca County Sheriff's Office, Tiffin Police Department, Fostoria Police Department, Bettsville Police Department, Seneca County Dog Warden and U.S. Postal inspectors assisted METRICH agents during the search at 8886 N. SR 590, the home of Nicole E.M. Yoder, 28, and Terrance L. Hill, 24.

Detective Don Joseph of Seneca County Sheriff's Office said more than $3,600 in cash, more than 4,000 prescription pills, about an ounce of cocaine and criminal tools were seized during the search.

Devante Woods, 23, was charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and possession of prescription pills, a second-degree felony. Additional charges of possession of marijuana, possession of criminal tools and additional trafficking in drugs charges are pending upon completion of lab analysis, the release states.

Joseph said Woods had been staying at the home for about one week.

He said the investigation began Tuesday when U.S. Postal inspectors called METRICH to report suspicious activity at the residence.

Joseph said charges could be assessed to Yoder and Hill upon completion of the investigation.

Joseph praised the organizations involved in the operation for working together.

"We will continue to work together with local and outside agencies to combat the distribution of illegal drugs in our communities," Sheriff Bill Eckelberry of Seneca County Sheriff's Office said in a release Wednesday night.

Joseph said he was pleased to remove that amount of pills and cocaine from the streets.

The warrant was signed by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff.

Woods was being held at Seneca County Jail Wednesday night.

Originally published in the Advertiser Tribune on June 9, 2016.

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