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METRICH Drug Task Force raids Fostoria home, seizes fentanyl and items used in drug trafficking

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FOSTORIA, Ohio — Authorities executed a drug-related search warrant on a Fostoria residence Tuesday which unveiled suspected fentanyl and more.

The Seneca County METRICH Drug Task Force, along with officers from the Fostoria Police Division and Tiffin Police Department, raided the home located at 461 W. Lytle St., Lot #28.

Fostoria Police Division’s SWAT team was also utilized to execute the search warrant.


The search warrant, signed by Judge Mark E. Repp of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, unveiled suspected fentanyl, drug paraphernalia, and evidence indicative of drug trafficking.

27-year-old Ismael S. Hernandez, who resides at the home, has charges pending of trafficking fentanyl, possession of criminal tools, and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing and laboratory analysis on the items seized is pending.

“With drug overdoses on the rise in our area, we’re committed to sending the message that these poisons will not be tolerated in our community. I consider the entire investigation to be successful due to the search warrant being executed safely and drugs being were removed from our community,” Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said.

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