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Local Law Enforcement Participating in Prescription Take Back

27 Apr , 2018  

Tomorrow, the METRICH Enforcement Unit will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement to present another Prescription Take Back event for the community.

This event is sponsored by the Mansfield Division of Police, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Bellville Police Department, Shelby Police Department, Richland County Solid Waste Authority, Richland Public Health, Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY) and the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board. More…


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Joint Law Enforcement Effort Leads To Drug Bust; 39 Indicted, Most From Mansfield

25 Oct , 2017  

Thirty-nine people have been indicted in federal court for their roles in two separate conspiracies to obtain large amounts of heroin, and in some cases, other drugs, from out of state and sell the drugs in Mansfield, law enforcement officials said.

Eighteen people are charged in a 41-count indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. More…

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Heroin Seized As Search Warrant Yields Mansfield Arrests

16 Feb , 2017  

On February 14, 2017 the METRICH Enforcement Unit assisted by the Mansfield Division of Police executed a search warrant at 151 Ohio St. in the City of Mansfield. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis. The search warrant was a result of numerous complaints in reference to drug trafficking.

During the search, METRICH detectives seized suspected heroin and an assortment of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments. METRICH detectives arrested and charged Tabatha L. Simmonds and Justin M. Simmonds with several counts each of Trafficking in Drugs. Both were incarcerated at the Richland County Jail where they await their court appearances. More…

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Search Warrants Yield Arrest, Counterfeit Cash

21 Jan , 2017  

On Friday at 10:31 PM, the METRICH Enforcement Unit, assisted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at 1813 Richard Drive. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis, and was the result of a short term investigation in response to several overdoses that have occurred in the Mansfield and Madison Township area. Fentanyl is the suspected cause of the overdoses. Prior to executing the search warrant, METRICH detectives arrest Michael Bolden at an address on Armstrong Avenue in the City of Mansfield. He was charged with two (2) counts of Drug Trafficking. More…

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Good And Bad News Results From Underage Purchase Checks

29 Nov , 2016  

The good news is that the vast majority of the 91 business in Richland County where underage alcohol or tobacco sales were attempted passed the test by refusing the purchase.

The bad news is that 15 of those establishments failed the test.

METRICH has released the following: More…

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