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Monday, March 17, 2014 8:00 PM

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A search warrant served at a Cherry Street home Monday morning in Delphos yielded a Van Wert County Children’s Services investigation along with a small amount of suspected marijuana, unidentified pharmaceutical substances and suspected drug paraphernalia.

In recent months, law enforcement officials were made aware of an alleged “drug house” located at 221 Cherry St. Delphos, The investigation culminated Monday when task force members, along with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, served the warrant.

Once police officials entered the home, they found it to contain living conditions not suitable for the juvenile who lives there. Van Wert County Children’s Services was contacted and a caseworker opened an investigation into the unsanitary living conditions and suspected drug activity occurring within the home.

Two adults were found inside the residence when the warrant was served. No arrests were made at the scene; however the case(s) will be forwarded to the Van Wert County prosecutor’s office for review, as is standard procedure. Once an individual has been formally charged, that individuals name will be released to the media.

As police officials were entering the home, they encountered two large breed dogs that seemed aggressive. The dogs were not harmed during the entry of the residence but were caged for the duration of the search. The Van Wert County Dog Warden’s Office responded to the scene to assist.

A nuisance abatement letter will be sent to the property owner, making him/her aware of what is occurring on this property. Property owners are directed to take actions in the hopes of abating any future illegal activity. The law does allow for the seizure of property if the property owners knowingly permit illegal activity to continue within their homes.

The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force is comprised of officers from the following agencies; Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Lima Police Department, Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and multiple state/federal agencies. This task force operates within a multi- county area to combat drugs and major crimes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:57 PM

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