MARMET drug raid nets “huge amount” of narcotics, five arrests

MARMET

The MARMET Drug Task Force said a search warrant executed late Wednesday evening resulted in five arrests and the seizure of what they described as a “huge amount” of narcotics. On March 25, 2015 at 11:27 p.m., MARMET executed the search warrant at 262 ½ North State Street in the City of Marion with the […]

Police seeking public’s help following home invasion in southwest Marion

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is searching for two suspects who committed a home invasion Thursday evening. They are hoping for the public’s help in that search. Several officers from the Marion Police Department responded at 8:41PM on March 19, 2015 to 603 Olney Avenue, a home on the southwest side of town, for a reported […]

Sabin sought by police for felony warrant

Tony E. Sabin, Jr

The Marion Police Department is seeking Tony E. Sabin, Jr. as part of their Marion’s Most Wanted program. Sabin is a 21-year-old white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs 150 lbs. His last known address was 316 Olney Ave and might be staying in the Ashland, Ohio […]

Police: officer fired shot after suspect drew weapon

Darren Daniels

The Marion Police Department said Monday that one of its detectives fired his weapon at a fleeing suspect after the man drew a gun and pointed it at pursuing officers. On March 16, 2015 shortly after 2:00pm, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation as part of an […]

Findlay man arrested for Marion robbery

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man from Findlay on Thursday after he allegedly robbed a convenience store. On February 19, 2015 at approximately 1:00pm, the Marion Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just taken place at Walgreens on Delaware Avenue. The suspect allegedly gave the clerk a note […]

Ohio prison population lower than officials predicted

Ohio’s inmate population is growing more slowly than state officials expected just a year ago, thanks in part to a dropping crime rate and new efforts to find alternatives to prison. Civil liberties activists offered cautious praise that the state is expecting fewer prisoners in the next few years, though they said that Ohio’s inmate […]

Marion film viewing to explore the impact of the war on drugs

The House I Live In

For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and America’s role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. The Crawford-Marion ADAMH board, in partnership with the Marion County Court […]

Police: “Operation Wake Up Call” nets three arrests, drugs and cash

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Local law enforcement officials said Friday that they had completed “Operation Wake Up Call” which resulted in the arrest of three individuals. The two search warrants were executed on January 16, 2015 by members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, Marion City SRT, and Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The operation […]

4 arrested as part of 2 search warrants in Marion targeting drug trafficking

MARMET

On January 13, 2015, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force, along with assistance from the Marion Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office, served two search warrants in Marion. The search warrants were issued as a result of numerous complaints of drug activity at each of the locations. The two locations have been problems […]

Governor says progress made in human trafficking battle, more work left to do

Gov. John Kasich reaffirmed the state’s commitment to battle human trafficking Thursday, urging Ohioans to take a stand at the local level to battle the problem. Kasich, speaking at a gathering for Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day, said states around the country are admiring Ohio’s progress toward combatting human trafficking, but that more must be […]