METRICH Arrest Man In Response To Several Overdoses

  • 1/21/2017 11:06:15 AM
  • Kaylie Spotts
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - On January 20, 2017 at 10:31 PM, the METRICH Enforcement Unit assisted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1813 Richard Dr. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis. The search warrant was the result of a short-term investigation in response to several overdoses that have occurred in Mansfield and the Madison Township area. Fentanyl is the suspected cause of the overdoses. Prior to executing the search warrant, METRICH detectives arrested Michael Bolden at an address on Armstrong Ave. in the City of Mansfield. He was charged with two (2) counts of Drug Trafficking.

As a result of the search warrant at 1813 Richard Dr. METRICH detectives executed two (2) more search warrants on a vehicle and a storage unit associated with Michael Bolden. Overall, METRICH detectives seized suspected heroin/fentanyl, crack cocaine, assorted drug paraphernalia, suspected counterfeit currency and over $3,600.00 in U.S. currency. Detectives will continue to follow up leads on the fentanyl overdose cases and further charges may be forwarded to the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

This successful investigation is a result of collaboration between the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and the METRICH Enforcement Unit working together with the same goal of removing drugs and weapons from the streets of Richland County, Ohio.

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 the task force line at 419-755-9728. 

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