On October 27, 2016, the METRICH / MARMET Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion City Police, and The Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested 6 men in Marion for drug related offenses. The arrests wrap up a 3 month investigation into the sales of illegals narcotics in Marion. These men were indicted on 10-20-16 by a Marion County Grand Jury with the help of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.


As part of the arrest round up, MARMET with the assistance of the Marion City Police executed a search warrant at 263 ½ N Prospect Street in the City of Marion. Detectives arrested Karsavian Williams inside the apartment on his warrant on indictment and also seized $800 in cash and 37 doses of heroin.

Sheriff Tim Bailey states, “My commitment to MARMET and the valuable work they do will continue and their hard work does not go unnoticed. As drugs continues to take a strong hold on our community, Marion County law enforcement will continue to arrest those involved in trafficking in drugs”.

MARMET in an effort to add additional resources and manpower added a member of The Ohio State Highway Patrol to the drug task force. This has opened up other avenues to help combat the heroin epidemic in Marion.

“We are all fighting this issue together as a community and adding additional detectives to MARMET will help our community. This is a fight we must fight together” states, Chief Bill Collins.

MARMET continues to encourage those wishing to report crime in their neighborhood to contact Marion City Police at 740-387-2525, Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 740-382-8244, or anonymously by calling the TIPS line at 740-375-8477.

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