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Man arrested after 5 Upper Sandusky students hospitalized from reactions to illegal narcotics

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Billy Ray Smith. (Photo Credit: Wyandot County Sheriff's Office)

Upper Sandusky, Ohio — A man is facing charges after five Upper Sandusky High School students were hospitalized due to adverse reactions to illegal narcotics.

According to a press release from the Upper Sandusky Police Department, officers were dispatched to the school on Friday in regards to the drug incident.

When police and emergency medical personnel arrived, the students were treated and officers began their investigation. During the investigation, it was discovered that the illegal narcotics had been brought to the school by a student, according to police.

Wyandot County EMS transported five students to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.

As a result of the investigation, the Upper Sandusky Police Department teamed up with the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit and Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office to execute a search warrant at 406 W. Spring St., Upper Sandusky, where detectives located marijuana and methamphetamine.

While executing the search warrant, police arrested 42-year-old Billy Ray Smith on multiple charges, including aggravated possession of methamphetamines. Smith was transported to the Wyandot County Jail.

The Upper Sandusky Police Department was assisted by the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit, Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, Wyandot County Emergency Services, the Wyandot County Juvenile Probation office, and Wyandot County Job and Family Services.

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