Ohio State Highway Patrol places priority on stopping human trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which criminals profit from the control and exploitation of others. The same Ohio roads that are used legitimately are also used by human traffickers and smugglers to transport their victims and further their operations. The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is committed to combating human trafficking […]

Ohio House approves legislation that would hold traffickers responsible for drug overdoses

State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) last week applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 270. The legislation, which they jointly sponsored, provides additional judicial discretion when dealing with Ohio’s heroin epidemic. House Bill 270 would allow a judge to distinguish between a drug trafficker and a user. Under the legislation, […]

Man arrested for allegedly setting several fires

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey and Marion Township Fire Department Chief Ben Meddles have announced the Tuesday morning arrest of a male suspect for setting a fire Monday night in the 1300 block of State Route 309 East. Since September 21, 2016 the Marion Township Fire Department has responded to four reported fires in the […]

Local agencies deal with spike in heroin overdoses, make 11 arrests

In the last three days, Marion safety forces say they have responded to twelve heroin-related overdose calls. One of which resulted in the death of a 55-year-old male Monday evening. While investigating six overdoses on October 29, 2016, MARMET investigators said they were able to pinpoint the source of heroin in all of the cases. […]

Pennsylvania fugitives arrested in Marion

On September 22, 2016, the Marion Police Department was alerted by authorities from Pennsylvania that two wanted fugitives might be in the area. Both fugitives were wanted on theft warrants and are suspects in a stranger kidnapping in Westmoreland County, PA. Marion police, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, MARMET Drug Task […]

Deputies arrest one burglary suspect, searching for second suspect

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred in the 9000 block of Harding Highway West early Thursday morning. The Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of both Hardin and Wyandot County Sheriff’s Offices, said they located the suspects just north of Marion County inside Wyandot County. When they stopped the suspects’ vehicle, […]

Morral man arrested for manufacturing meth

The MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion Police Department executed a search warrant on September 9, 2016 at 9:55am at 104 West Street in Morral. The search warrant was a result of a three month drug investigation conducted by The MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force. 41-year-old Larry […]

Man sentenced to seven years for firing shotgun at Marion sheriff’s deputies

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that a man has been sentenced to serve time in prison for firing a shotgun at law enforcement in Marion County earlier this year. Marion County Common Pleas Judge Jim Slagle sentenced Timothy Weiser, 44, of Marion County to seven years in prison. Weiser pleaded guilty to two counts […]

Two arrested, large amount of drugs seized in Marion bust

On 08/11/2016 The MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force with the assistance of additional officers of The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion City Police Department executed a search warrant at 860 Kibby Drive, Apt. C, in Marion Township. The search warrant was a result of a drug investigation conducted by The MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force. Arrested […]

Marion police charge parents after toddler overdosed twice on painkillers

The Marion Police Department said Wednesday that they arrested the parents of a toddler after that child overdoes twice on painkillers. On July 24, 2016, officers and detectives responded to Marion General Hospital to investigate a report of an overdose of an 18-month-old female child. Investigators report that it appears the child had overdosed on […]