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Fremont man pleads guilty to trafficking Fentanyl, cocaine, meth

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FREMONT, OH — A Fremont man pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs on Friday.

During a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Friday, Arlando C. Crowe, 40, of Fremont, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of trafficking in cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies.

During the hearing, Crowe agreed to forfeit an iPhone and $348. The Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking an additional $320 fine to be paid by Crowe to the Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Unit. The prosecutor is also seeking dismissal of two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Crowe was sentenced to two years in prison in November 2016, but was granted judicial release in June 2017, which he violated. In August 2018, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional Officers/Agents from the Tiffin Police Department, executed drug related search warrants on two residences located at 170 E. Perry Street, Apt. #4, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio (That being the residence of Amy L. Minser, 30 YOA) and 124 ½ Main Street, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio (That being the residence of Edward R. Tucker, 50 YOA)

The warrants signed by Judge Mark Repp of the Tiffin – Fostoria Municipal Court unveiled US Currency, suspected Heroin, suspected Crack Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia, Methamphetamine & Criminal Tools from the investigation relating to both residences.

The Tiffin Police Department’s SRT (Special Response Team) Team, along with Fremont Police Department’s SWAT Team were utilized to execute the search warrants safely & effectively on each residence.

Arlando C. Crowe, 39-years-old at the time, was arrested alongside Amy L. Minser, 30 YOA, who was arrested for an active arrest warrant out of Defiance, Ohio.

“The collaboration between the Task Force & area Law Enforcement agencies was instrumental to the success of these operations. We are seeing the results from the efforts of our men & women in blue who are continuing to remove these drugs off the streets. Our response not only to addresses the Heroin & Methamphetamine issues, but makes our community & neighborhoods a little more safe! This is not the first time we have dealt with Mr. Crowe but let’s hope it will be our last,” Chief Fred Stevens, Tiffin Police Department said.

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