Three Chicago Men Arrested in Marion on Drug Charges

The METRICH / MARMET Drug Task Force said they completed an investigation into heroin trafficking on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 and arrested three men from Chicago, IL on drug-related charges. Investigators arrested Derrain Land, 23 years-old, on charges of trafficking in heroin. At the time of his most recent arrest, Land had been out on […]

Six Arrested in Two Days for Trafficking in Heroin

The METRICH / MARMET Drug Task Force completed a three week investigation Friday into the sale of heroin in Marion. During a round up on May 30 and May 31, 2013, detectives arrested six individuals, including a woman arrested for the same offense in April. MARMET said Nicole Freeman, arrested on Thursday, had been out […]

Richwood Meth Lab Leads Investigators to Lab in Marion

The MARMET Drug Task Force says information obtained following the discovery of a meth lab by the Richwood Police Department helped officers find a lab in an apartment on North Prospect Street in Marion. The discovery marks the second meth lab found in the past three days. On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at approximately 1:00pm, […]

More Drugs Collected in Marion than any other METRICH Community

On Saturday April 27th, 2013, law enforcement agencies from the METRICH Drug Task Force, including Marion County, participated in another Prescription Drug Take Back Event. The counties collected a combined 1,828.6 pounds of medication with Marion County bringing in the largest amount at nearly 400 pounds. Lt. Ken Coontz of METRICH stated this was the […]

Over 170 Vehicles Visited Medication Disposal Day Event

Over 170 vehicles stopped by the 5th local Medication Disposal Day on Saturday to drop off pills, liquids and sharps/syringes. Among the medications were 106 bottles of opiate-based prescriptions and a variety of other drugs like Xanax, Soma and Ritalin – all highly abused medications. The day was a collaborative effort among Marion County Recycling […]

K-9 Kilo Alerts Officers to Heroin

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 helped officers find a large amount of heroin and prescription pills on Tuesday and let to the arrest of a Detroit man for drug trafficking. On April 23, 2013 at 3:30pm MARMET/METRICH officers “made contact” with a man from the Detroit, Michigan area. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Christy Utley […]

Drop Off Offers Easy Way to Safely Dispose of Old Medications

Bring your expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to The Medication Disposal Day at the Marion County Building on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 am 2:00 pm. You can drive through the rear parking lot at 222 West Center Street to conveniently drop off pills, liquids and creams. No syringes will be accepted. […]

Two Arrested, One Sought in Connection to Drug Trafficking

The METRICH / MARMET Drug Task Force says a two month long investigation culminated Tuesday, April 16, 2013 with the arrest of two individuals and an arrest warrant for a third person. The investigation centered around alleged drug trafficking on Waterloo Street in the City of Marion and was wrapped up following a report of […]

MARMET Arrests Two for Trafficking in Prescription Pills

MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force officers say they arrested two Marion residents Friday for trafficking prescription pills following a month-long investigation. On April 12, 2013, the drug task force, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion Police Department, served a search warrant at 213 Leader Street. The search warrant was issued […]

Police Say Pregnant Mother of Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The MARMET Drug Task Force says they arrested a woman for drug trafficking on Thursday. On April 11, 2013 at approximately 7:55pm, members of MARMET, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion Police Department, served a search warrant at 212 Clover Avenue in the City of Marion. Officials say the warrant […]