TIFFIN, OH — On Wednesday, June 27 2018, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional Officers/Detectives from the Tiffin Police Department, executed a drug related search warrant on a residence located at 42 ½ W. Perry Street, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.
That being the residence of Paul Anthony Courtney, 27 YOA and Tarajee S. Harris, 27 YOA, formerly of Columbus, Ohio.
The warrant signed by Judge Michael Kelbley of the Seneca County Common Pleas Court unveiled US Currency, large amounts of suspected Crack Cocaine, Cocaine, RX Pills, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Tools & suspected stolen property.
The Tiffin Police Department’s SRT (Special Response Team) Team & Canine were utilized to execute the search warrant safely & effectively on the residence.
Paul Anthony Courtney, 27 YOA (formerly from Columbus, Ohio) was arrested for Trafficking Crack Cocaine, a Felony of the First Degree & transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.
Additional charges of Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Permitting Drug Abuse, Possession of RX Pills, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Marihuana, Tampering with Evidence & Possession of Criminal Tools are all pending on Courtney upon the conclusion of the entire drug investigation & the return of the lab analysis of the substances involved in the investigation.
“The Task Force was receiving complaints of suspected Drug Trafficking going on from the residence, which began the investigation on the suspects residing inside the residence.
According to the Task Force, this is an “ongoing” investigation into the distribution of Crack Cocaine out of Columbus, Ohio.
“The suspects recently moved into our City and we want to send a strong message to those who supplant themselves into our community and try to peddle their poison, that the distribution of any illicit drugs will not be tolerated,” Chief Fred Stevens, Tiffin Police Department said.
The Tiffin Police would like to encourage citizens to continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or the Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit Crime Hotline at 1-877-446-Drug (Local #443-0463).