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Van Wert City Police Serve Search Warrants and Make Drug Arrests

On Monday, 01-30-12, The Van Wert City Police Department received information that a 49 year old Van Wert woman was going to be bringing a substantial amount of heroin into Van Wert from Dayton, Ohio. City Police were informed of what vehicle the woman was in, when she left for Dayton and when she was returning. At 7:05 pm that evening City Police Officers observed the vehicle enter the city limits at the south end of town and stopped the vehicle on Hospital Drive just east of South Washington Street. Located in the vehicle was the woman and information was received that the woman had the drugs hidden on her person. A search warrant was obtained and officers located 5.3 grams of brown heroin on the woman. The case was presented to the February 2012 session of the Grand Jury and the woman was indicted on one count of Felony 3 Possession of Heroin. Indicted was Kelly M. McKenzie of 908 East Main Street Apt A, Van Wert. McKenzie was also indicted by the same Grand Jury with three counts of drug trafficking which were the result of an undercover drug operation conducted by the Van Wert Police Department in 2011.

On Wednesday, 02-01-12, the Van Wert City Police Department received information from a witness that they had observed heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana and a large amount of money in a man's house on Kiger Street. City Police prepared a search warrant for the house and later made entry into the house. Inside the house they located heroin, marijuana, methadone and over $1100 in cash. City Police arrested Ryan Schaadt of 949 Kiger Street and he was charged with two counts of Felony 5 drug possession for being in possession of Methadone, a Schedule II Controlled narcotic, without a prescription. The February 2012 session of the Grand Jury indicted Schaadt on an additional charge of F-5 Possession of Heroin.

Three Drug Investigations conducted by the Van Wert Police Department in 2011 have been completed and have resulted in 18 people being charged with several counts of Trafficking in drugs. The investigations started in May and August of 2011. Various types of drugs, including heroin, oxycodone, morphine, cocaine and marijuana were seized by the department during the duration of the investigations. The cases were presented to the February 2012 session of the Grand Jury and several indictments were handed down.

 

The following people have been charged with drug trafficking offenses: KYLE BARNES, age 24 of Van Wert with three counts of Felony 5 Trafficking in Marijuana, CHRISTOPHER BLUE, age 32 of Van Wert with two counts of Felony 4 Trafficking in Heroin, REAM THOMAS DAVIS, age 54 of Van Wert with two counts of Felony 3 Trafficking in Morphine and one count of Felony 5 Trafficking in a Counterfeit Controlled Substance, JARED GARWOOD, age 27 of Van Wert with two counts of Felony 4 Trafficking in Morphine, JEFFREY GARWOOD, age 48 of Van Wert one count of Felony 3 Trafficking in Morphine and two counts of Felony 4 Trafficking in Morphine, KELLY MCKENZIE, age 49 of Van Wert with one count of Felony 3 Trafficking in Oxycodone, one count of Felony 4 Trafficking in Heroin and one count of Felony 4 Trafficking in a Counterfeit Controlled Substance, DAVID PRATT, age 32 of Van Wert with one count of Felony 4 Trafficking in Heroin, one count of Felony 4 Trafficking in a Schedule I or II drug and one Felony 5 count of Trafficking in a Counterfeit Controlled Substance, ZACHARY SPRINGER, age 19 of Van Wert with three counts of Felony 5 Trafficking in Heroin, ADAM STRIPE, age 34 of Van Wert with one count of Felony 3 Trafficking in a Schedule I or II drug.

 

Seven other people were indicted by the Grand Jury and their names will be released once they are served and in custody.

 

Two other people were indicted earlier by the January 2012 session of the Grand Jury as a result of one of the 2011 Drug Investigations. These persons are SHANNON HARTMAN, age 29 of Convoy and JOHN MCGINNIS, age 29 of Convoy. Hartman was charged with one count of Felony 4 Trafficking in Heroin for selling heroin to a person in the front lobby of the Van Wert Department of Jobs and Family Services Building and one count of Felony 5 Trafficking in Heroin. McGinnis was charged with two counts of Felony 5 Trafficking in Heroin.

 

As part of the investigation, one motor vehicle that was used in the commission of a drug offense has been seized by the Van Wert Police Department.

 

The Drug Investigations were conducted by the Van Wert Police Department Detective Bureau with the assistance of the Van Wert Police Department Uniform Division and the Van Wert County Prosecutor's Office.

 

The Van Wert Police Department encourages anyone who may have suspicions of drug activity in their neighborhood to contact the Van Wert Police Department Detective Bureau at 419-238-4777 or if you wish to call and remain anonymous then you can call Crime Stoppers at 419-238-STOP.

 

 

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