GALION — A Galion man was arrested outside the Galion Post Office on Thursday morning.
Jim Nussbaum, 22, is being held in the Crawford County Jail on charges of possession of a Schedule II drug. Officers seized more than 200 tablets of Oxycodone.
At about 11:30 a.m., the Galion Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, arrested Nussbaum. Galion police detectives had received information previously from partners in the METRICH Drug Task Force regarding packages that were delivered to the Galion Post Office for a local Galion resident.
According to an eyewitness who was just getting ready to park her vehicle and go into the post office Thursday, a white SUV came barreling up on the sidewalk in front of the post office.
Officers, with guns drawn, jumped out of the SUV, grabbed a person coming out of the post office, forced him to the ground, and at gunpoint, put handcuffs on him. The man was then placed in the back of a law enforcement vehicle.
The entire incident lasted about 20 minutes.
Two or three unmarked vehicles were on the scene and at least two Galion police vehicles arrived after the take-down.
“This is great work by our detectives, working in conjunction with the METRICH Drug Task Force and the United States Postal Service, to eradicate over 200 pills of Oxycodone that were likely going to be trafficked to members of our community.” said Galion chief Brian Satterfield.
Formal charges are expected to be filed by the Crawford County Prosecutor.