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Police: Fostoria man busted for not paying child support, pending charges for heroin trafficking

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FOSTORIA, OH — On Friday, June 21st, 2019, agents from the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional Officers from the Fostoria Police Department & Special Agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation-Narcotics Division (Bowling Green, OH), executed a drug related Search Warrant on a residence located at 730 Circle Drive, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio.

That being the residence of Rickie D. Brown, 42 YOA and Marissa Epley, 29 YOA.

​The search warrant signed by Judge Mark Repp of the Fostoria-Tiffin Municipal Court unveiled suspected Heroin, Criminal Tools, U.S. Currency and Drug Paraphernalia.

​“The Task Force was receiving a lot of drug intelligence on that specific residence, reporting suspected drug activity for some time. I consider the entire investigation to be successful due to the search warrant being executed safely, without injury, drugs were removed from our community & the citizen complaints were addressed by arresting one of the suspect’s that was responsible for poisoning our streets”, Chief Keith Loreno, Fostoria Police Department said. 

Arrested was Rickie D. Brown, 42 YOA, Fostoria, Ohio for an active child support arrest warrant. Brown is presently being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility pending further prosecution.

Additional charges of Possession of Heroin & Trafficking in Heroin are pending on Brown upon the completion of lab analysis on the substances discovered inside the residence & in conclusion with the entire drug investigation.

“I 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 (419) 443-0463),” Loreno continued.

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