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Police seize large amount of cocaine in Tiffin

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(Toledo News Now) -

On Monday, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with others, ended a 3-month investigation with the seizure of a large amount of cocaine and the arrest of a Fostoria man.

Police arrested Charles Richardson, 35, in the parking lot of a Tiffin establishment for trafficking cocaine. Charges of possession of crack cocaine and possession of marijuana are pending the conclusion of the investigation.

The arrest prompted execution of a search warrant of Richardson's residence in Fostoria, where police found crack cocaine, marijuana, and additional criminal tools. According to a press release from police, the seizure of the drugs interrupted a cocaine distribution ring throughout northwest Ohio.

The task force was assisted by OSHP, the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, the Ohio Attorney General/Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office, and the Fostoria and Tiffin police departments.

"The collaboration of agencies involved in this entire investigation was instrumental in the success of this operation," said Det. Charles Boyer, unit coordinator.

Police encourage citizens to continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or the Seneca County Drug Task Force at 877-446-DRUG.

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