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On Thursday, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional Officers/Agents from the Fostoria Police Department, Tiffin Police Department, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office & Ohio Attorney General’s Office, BCI – Narcotics Division executed drug related search warrants on several residences in Fostoria.

The residences that were searched include: 210 Potter Street, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio (That being the residence of Brian K. Martin, 42 YOA, Antwantonyo Romez Waites, 32 YOA & Krista L. Jackson, 40 YOA) and 111 W. Crocker Street, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio (That being the residence of Shela Long, 28 YOA & Andre Holmes, 39 YOA).

The warrants signed by Judge Mark Repp of the Fostoria-Tiffin Municipal Court unveiled US Currency, suspected Crack Cocaine, Marijuana & Criminal Tools.

Both the Fostoria Police Department’s & the Tiffin Police Department’s SRT (Special Response Team) Teams were utilized to execute the search warrants safely & effectively on each residence. Fostoria Police Department’s canine unit was also utilized during the execution of the search warrants.

Antwantonyo Romez Waites, 32 YOA was arrested from the Potter Street residence for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Lucas County & transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Additional charges of Trafficking Crack Cocaine & Possession of Criminal Tools are all pending on both Waites & Martin upon the conclusion of the entire drug investigation & the return of the lab analysis of the substances discovered inside the residence at the time of the execution of the search warrant.

Shela Long, 28 YOA & Andre Holmes, 39 YOA were both arrested from the W. Crocker Street residence on outstanding arrest warrants out of Tiffin & Findlay, Ohio. Both were transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.

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Additional charges of Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Permitting Drug Abuse & Possession of Criminal Tools are all pending on both Holmes and Long upon the conclusion of the entire drug investigation & the return of the lab analysis of the substances discovered inside the residence at the time of the execution of the search warrant.

“The collaboration of Agencies involved in this entire investigation was instrumental in the success of these operations. I am pleased to see our local drug unit continuing to utilize all of the resources with all of our Law Enforcement Agencies to combat against drugs in our communities,” Chief Keith Loreno, Fostoria Police Department said.

“The Task Force received information of drug activity involving Crack Cocaine and based on this information they were able to take immediate action. As you can see with today’s operations involving multiple agencies, teamwork is essential to ensure our communities are safe. Operations like this can be very volatile and ever changing, today Seneca County Law Enforcement showed we can and will do whatever it takes to eliminate the availability of illegal drugs in our communities,” Chief Fred Stevens, Tiffin Police Department said.

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