The Press Newspaper
An arrest warrant has been issued in an on-going investigation of a drug case in Wood County, Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said last week.
The warrant stems from a March 17 raid by the county’s drug task force at a Lake Township home where officers seized approximately 941 pounds of marijuana.
Sheriff Wasylyshyn declined to name the suspect for whom the warrant was issued but said felony drug charges are likely to be filed against three other suspects.
The suspect, who was renting the house where the marijuana was seized, wasn’t home at the time of the raid.
The task force K-9 unit alerted to several places in the residence and a vehicle in the garage. Authorities said the marijuana was in the vehicle.
The sheriff estimated the street value of the marijuana at between $1.5 million and $2 million, making it the largest seizure to date for the task force.
A Toledo man was arrested after driving near the house at the time of the raid but Lake Township police haven’t linked him with the drug case, said Police Chief Mark Hummer.
Chief Hummer said the man “drew the attention” of authorities at the raid as he drove by and his vehicle was stopped by police near East Broadway after he went through an intersection without obeying a stop sign.
Theadore Piotrowski, Jr., 26, was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
According to police, he had $7,806 in cash and two cell phones with him when his vehicle was stopped.
Sheriff Hummer said Mr. Piotrowski claimed to have no knowledge of the raid suspect.