A Findlay woman and Toledo man were arrested Thursday on charges of possessing $12,000 in
cocaine and marijuana in a Findlay residence.

Jessica M. Sierra, 29, of Findlay, and Juan J. Rivera, 32, of Toledo, were arrested after a search
at 5:11 a.m. of 208 Madison Ave. revealed a large amount of drugs, paraphernalia and money in
the home, according to the Hancock County METRICH Enforcement Unit.

Both were charged with a first-degree felony charge of cocaine possession, third-degree felony
charge of marijuana possession and fourth-degree felony charge of cocaine trafficking. They are
incarcerated in the Hancock County jail.

A METRICH official did not return a call seeking comment or specify the size of the seizure.

Ohio revised code states that a first-degree felony of cocaine possession is in excess of 27 grams.
Possessing at least a kilogram of marijuana constitutes a third-degree felony, according to state
law.

METRICH worked with the Findlay Police Department’s Emergency Response Team on the
search.

Originally published in the Courier on October 12, 2012.