Suspects Sought After Large-Scale Drug Sweep In Mansfield

  • 11/6/2019 4:37:23 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is seeking the capture of several wanted felons after a large-scale drug sweep that was initiated within the City of Mansfield on Wednesday.

METRICH Enforcement Unit Detectives targeted 28 suspects during the sweep and conducted two search warrants within the city.

The search warrants were served at two addresses, listed as 354 1/2 Wayne Street and 10 Gray Court. Authorities were able to seize 21 grams of crystal methamphetamine, powder cocaine, assorted prescription pills and over $265 in currency.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended 23 of the 28 suspects, all of whom were indicted by the Richland County Grand Jury on 56 total counts of drug trafficking and other related charges. Four unrelated suspects were arrested for miscellaneous warrants or charges.

Authorities are still searching for the last five suspects. Jason Johnson, Gary Richardson, Devontre Brent, Sonja Adams, and Charity Griffith, seen above, are all still wanted by the Task Force.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the five individuals are asked to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Tip Line at 1-866-4WANTED or the Richland County Division office at 419-774-3565.

All tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

The METRICH Enforcement Unit received assistance from the U.S Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, The Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team, the Mansfield Division of Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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