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www.wmfd.com - The recovery of a stolen vehicle out of Columbus by Mansfield Police officers Monday night at a home at 437 Howard Street, ultimately resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. }}" />

   
 
 
Stolen Vehicle Recovery Leads To Two Drug-Related Arrests

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/20/2013

The recovery of a stolen vehicle out of Columbus by Mansfield Police officers Monday night at a home at 437 Howard Street, ultimately resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. Police officers spoke with the occupants in the home and observed a small bag of suspected cocaine sitting beside a handgun on the coffee table in the living room. The METRICH Enforcement Unit was called in and served a search warrant at the home where detectives seized 86.5 grams of powder cocaine, along with five handguns, one shotgun and $11,390 in U.S. currency, as well as numerous power tools believed to have been exchanged for drugs. Taken into custody and charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs were Kenneth McDaniel Jr., 25, and Teka Skelton, 25, both of that residence. Additional charges are under review by the Richland County Prosecutor's Office. METRICH Enforcement Unit Operations Supervisor Sgt. J.D. Petrycki credited the seizure to both the Mansfield Police Patrol Bureay and the METRICH Enforcement Unit saying, "Without alert patrol officers, this may have ended with only the recovery of a stolen vehicle." Citizens are encouraged to report suspected drug activity by calling the METRICH crime tip hotline at 419-52-CRIME (419-522-7463) or 419-755-9728.

   
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