WPD: Suspected heroin, more seized on Sugartree

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington police report they seized numerous capsules and paper bundles of suspected heroin/fentanyl along with scales, packaging material, and U.S. currency Wednesday.

WPD detectives as well as the WPD Special Response Team and members of the Warren County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 162 W. Sugartree St. The search warrant was executed as part of an ongoing heroin and fentanyl drug trafficking investigation within the city, according to Chief Detective Josh Riley.

Riley stated in a news release that the home is being rented to William Stevens, 42, and is owned by Donald and Sherri Clabo.

The suspected drugs will be sent to the Ohio BCI Crime Laboratory for analysis.

“No arrests were made during the warrant service due to the backlog of laboratory cases pending review,” said Riley. “The current turnaround time can be six to 12 weeks and can interfere with speedy trial rights.

“Upon receipt of the results, the case will be presented to the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office for a determination of charges.”

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