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Tiffin man arrested after traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs




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Tiffin, Ohio — A Tiffin man was arrested Tuesday after authorities executed a search warrant on his vehicle during a traffic stop on County Road 54.

The Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional units from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Tiffin Police Department, executed the search warrant on a vehicle driven by 58-year-old Jeffery S. Collins, of Tiffin.

The search unveiled suspected methamphetamine and U.S. currency, according to a press release from METRICH.

Collins was arrested at the scene for possession of methamphetamine and possession of criminal tools. All charges are pending laboratory analysis and the conclusion of the entire drug investigation.

A subsequent search of Collins’ residence, located at 686 S. Sandusky St., Lot #79, Tiffin, unveiled drug paraphernalia and criminal tools, according to the release.

“The collaborative efforts of the drug task force, Tiffin Police Department, and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were on full display this evening,” Seneca County Sheriff Fred Stevens said in the release. “As always I would encourage citizens to continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or the Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit drug hotline at (419) 443-0463.”

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