Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, detectives with the Bucyrus Police Department with assistance from the Crawford County Special Response Team converged on a West Mansfield Street residence.
According to Bucyrus Police Chief Dave Koepke, the team executed a search warrant at 240 W. Mansfield St., and Joseph A. Phillips, 29, and Heather A. Grasley, 29, were arrested on probation violations. Charges are pending against two other individuals.
Officers recovered extensive evidence of drug abuse, including drug paraphernalia and miscellaneous prescription medications, along with synthetic marijuana, also known as K-2.
“The area had been the source of numerous complaints in recent weeks including non-fatal overdoses. Anyone with further information is encouraged to use the tip line, 419-834-2023,” Koepke said.
The South Spring Street neighborhood is organizing a Neighborhood Watch group and information of a time and location for an initial meeting will be announced soon.
“Great work detectives and thank you CCSO, SRT and METRICH for the assistance,” Koepke said.
Koepke said several houses have been searched since the beginning of the year.
“We have had more arrests at this time that we had made by this time last year,” Koepke said.
Koepke said the Crawford County Grand Jury now meets twice each month instead of once per month.
“That is in response to the volume of people who are being arrested,” Koepke said.
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