By MORGAN MANNS
At least one Fostoria resident could face charges of drug trafficking and possession after local law enforcement conducted a drug-related search warrant at his East Tiffin Street residence Wednesday evening.
According to Det. Chuck Boyer with the Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH-Enforcement Unit, there were a large number of complaints of suspected drug activity coming from neighboring residences that alerted officers to 300 E. Tiffin St., the home of Anthony Williams Jr., 32.
“We conducted our own investigation to confirm the reports and were able to find enough evidence to issue a warrant,” Boyer said.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., the warrant, signed by Judge Michael Kelbley of Seneca County Common Pleas Court, was conducted and uncovered a small amount of suspected marijuana and evidence of drug trafficking.
Deputies and troopers from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were also on scene because “it was a high drug area and we needed the backup and presence of law enforcement there,” according to Boyer.
“(K-9 officer Riky) with the Fostoria Police Department alerted officers to several traces of different kinds of drugs inside the residence,” Boyer said, “But officers were unable to locate any more drug contraband.”
The Seneca County Dog Warden was also on scene for concern of a pit bull seized from the residence.
Also at the residence during the time of the search were Princess North, 25, Cory McDonald, 28, Dina Williams, 29, Teeousha Williams, 24, and Taneesha Jackson, 27, all of Fostoria; Cory Bowling, 27, of Fremont; Renell Peacock, 31, and Renaurj Lamb, 27, both of Toledo; and at least three children under the age of 10, according to Boyer.
EMS from Fostoria Fire Division was called on scene as a precautionary measure to check out a pregnant female subject who was in the residence, Boyer said. She reportedly was not in any kind of distress and consequently was not transported.
No one is facing charges at this time as the investigation is still ongoing; however, Boyer advised that Lamb was arrested on an outstanding drug trafficking warrant out of Lucas County.
“If, at the end of the investigation, evidence warrants charges be made, (Anthony) would be the one charged,” Boyer said, adding that disclosing any additional information could “jeopardize the investigation.”
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