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Fostoria man facing charges after drug task force raids residence




51-year-old Richard "Fred" Seaburn III (Photo Credit: METRICH Drug Task Force)

Fostoria, Ohio — A Fostoria man is facing multiple drug-related charges stemming from a police raid on his residence Tuesday.

The Seneca County Drug Task Force (METRICH Enforcement Unit), along with officers from the Fostoria Police Division, Tiffin Police Department, and agents from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation, executed a search warrant on the residence located at 532 N. Poplar St., Fostoria.

The search unveiled U.S. currency, criminal tools, suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, prescription pills, and other items indicative of drug use and trafficking.

Police raid a residence located at 532 N. Poplar St., Fostoria. (Photo Credit: METRICH Drug Task Force)

51-year-old Richard “Fred” Seaburn III was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine in an amount greater than five-times bulk, a second-degree felony.

Police expect Seaburn to receive additional charges of possession of criminal tools, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in fentanyl, and receiving stolen property. Those charges are pending laboratory analysis results.

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