Two arrested in Upper Sandusky drug raid

Two people were arrested following a drug raid in Upper Sandusky on Wednesday evening, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

At 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, detectives served a search warrant at 14739 Ohio 53, Upper Sandusky. Upon searching the residence, detectives found $20,000 in cash that was believed to be proceeds from drug sales. They also found a large amount of prescription medication, which was seized as evidence.

Gregary E. Schmuck, 32, of Upper Sandusky, and Jamie L. Whittaker, 27, of Kenton, were both arrested at the scene and are being held in Wyandot County Jail on felony drug charges.

A second search took place Thursday at Whittaker’s residence, 220 Park Ave., Kenton. During that search, detectives found more prescription medication and $24,000 in cash.

The warrants were the result of an investigation into illegal trafficking of prescription drugs by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office and METRICH Enforcement Unit. Assisting in the investigation were the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Upper Sandusky Police Department, Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office, Carey Police Department, and Wyandot County EMS.

Originally published in The Courier on March 31, 2016.

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