Ohio FOP, led by Marion Major, speaks out against marijuana ballot issue

Law enforcement officials said Thursday that enforcing low-level marijuana law violations is not a priority, and a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana would create more problems for Ohio police, sheriffs, state troopers and prosecutors. Jay McDonald, president of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, said the drug crime task force he leads does […]

Over a dozens arrests made as part of “Operation Summer Clearance”

On September 9, 2015 over 20 law enforcement officers from Marion Municipal Probation, Marion County Adult Probation, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) joined MARMET detectives is serving three search warrants and eight arrest warrants in Marion County. “This operation […]

MARMET raids “drug house,” three arrested

On Friday, July 17, 2015 at approximately 11:00 AM, MARMET Drug Task Force said they raided a “drug trafficking house” at 470 Oak Street in Marion. MARMET was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Marion Police Department. Two adult males and one 16 year old female were arrested from the residence for […]

4 Marion residents indicted in multi-county theft, drug ring

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, MARMET Drug Task Force, Ohio Organized Crime Commission, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware City Police Department, Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, Columbus Police Department, Marysville Police Department, and Marion Police Department recently completed a seven month investigation into a Narcotics trafficking and a retail theft ring. Investigation revealed that several Marion […]

Two arrested for drug charges in Marion

On April 20, 2015 around 5:30 p.m., MARMET detectives, with the assistance of deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Marion Police Department, executed a search warrant in the 1900 block of Marion-Mt. Gilead Road. Officials said the search warrant led to the discovery of drugs and cash as well as […]

MARMET arrests two, seizes over $12,000 in heroin

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, in an operation they called “We Work at Night,” members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Libby Lane. At that location, detectives said they recovered $880 in cash along with […]

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

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: officer fired shot after suspect drew weapon

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 […]

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

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

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 […]