Search Warrant Served
On Thursday September 13, 2012 the METRICH Drug Task Force, with the assistance of ASORT, the Mansfield Police Department, Mansfield Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshals Office, served a search warrant at 100 Dale Avenue. Lt. Ken Coontz, METRICH Commander, advised the search warrant was related to an arson at 545 Gruber Avenue. He stated the fire was believed to have been started while Steve Isaac was cooking in an active meth lab. METRICH Detective Perry Wheeler stated METRICH has been engaged in a long term drug investigation involving Mr. Isaac.
Detectives arrested Steve Isaac, Ashlee Hall, Andrew Lykins, and Rachel Marcum for the listed charges. Detective Wheeler stated METRICH seized cocaine, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and an inactive meth lab which was located in an attached garage. He stated numerous charges are pending on Mr. Isaac. Lt. Ken Coontz credited the success of this investigation to the cooperation between the agencies involved. Citizens are encouraged to be proactive by reporting suspected drug activity. Citizens can call the METRICH crime tip hotline at 419–52-CRIME (419–522-7463) or 419–755-9728.
METRICH is a ten county decentralized task force in North Central Ohio whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve by reducing the availability of illegal drugs and weapons through proactive enforcement efforts. The success of METRICH is a tribute to the cooperation and support within the Law Enforcement Community in the METRICH region and to those citizens who have chosen to improve the quality of life in their communities by assisting METRICH in reporting suspicious activity and valuable information.
Citizens may report suspicious activity to the crime hot lines at:
1–800-589-DARE and www.METRICH.com