Wednesday morning got off to a busy start for the Bucyrus Police Department, with several felony arrests made by 8 a.m. in two incidents.
Officers, assisted by the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Galion Police Department and the METRICH Enforcement Unit, served a search warrant at 117 Fisher St. in Bucyrus at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday.
Following the raid, three people were arrested on charges of drug trafficking and drug possession, police said, and officers reported recovery of heroin, syringes, cash and suspected stolen property inside the residence.
Arrested were Gary Wayne Gallant, 43, and Andrea D. Sheppard, 30, both of the Fisher Street residence, and Tyler J. Fulton, of the 900 block of East Warren Street, Bucyrus.
Half an hour later, at 8:05 a.m., Bucyrus police officers responded to a disturbance at 3 Bucyrus Plaza, and wound up arresting two people there.
Police said Kevis N. Jones was arrested on a warrant out of Michigan on a charge of absconding parole, and Isaac J. Topps was picked up on a warrant from Marion County on a charge of drug trafficking. Topps was driven to the county line and delivered to authorities in that county.
According to Marion County Court of Common Pleas records, Topps pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine in November 2013. He was granted intervention in lieu of conviction for two years.
Bucyrus police reported they confiscated suspected crack at the Bucyrus Plaza location, and that incident remains under investigation.
Originally published in the Bucyrus Forum on December 18, 2014.