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- Sheriff Tim Bailey

Drug Disposal & Paper Shredding Day

October 28, 2017


Medication Take Back Day organizers report that Marion County’s fifteenth semiannual collection was a success in spite of the season’s first snow and a change in location. 163 vehicles drove through Evers Arena at the Marion County Fairgrounds, along with two walk-ins, discarding 228 pounds of unused pills, liquids, syringes, and lancets for safe, confidential, environmentally-friendly disposal. 

Sheriff Deputy Larry Yoder reached out to Marion County Fair Board Manager Cindy Wood to arrange a convenient set-up for drivers while keeping workers and volunteers out of the elements. Drop-off organizers hope to keep this change in venue permanent. 

Ten MARMET officers handled discarded medication on Saturday, with three pharmacy students from Ohio Northern University, OhioHealth pharmacy resident Charlie Christie, and pharmacy technician Karen Hawk on hand to identify specific controlled substances. Ohio Health Pharmacist Dan Sheridan, one of the original Medication Disposal Day organizers from 2010, praised citizens who drop off their medications at this event for “taking action to make our community safer.”

Saturday’s collection netted 174 Hydrocodone, Oxydodone, Gabapentin, and Tramadol pills. Others not individually tallied include Fentanyl, Adderall, Morphine, and Percocet. 

“We know that these medications are frequently abused, and that’s why medication disposal is so important,” according to ADAMH Board Executive Director Brad DeCamp. “Medication disposal is one of the most simple, yet most powerful things a community can to prevent prescription drug abuse.”  

Aqua Ohio, another Medication Disposal Day co-sponsor, reminds residents that flushing no longer recommended for medication disposal. Permanent medication drop-off sites are located at the Marion City Police Department (233 West Center Street) and Marion County Sheriff’s Office (889 Marion Williamsport Road East), as well as Walgreen Pharmacy (1321 Delaware Avenue, near Barks Road).

Angela Carbetta, Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention Director, was especially pleased with the amount of recyclable materials handled at the event, reporting that Marca Industries processed approximately 2,700 pounds of paper and four 90-gallon containers full of medication bottles.  

“We also managed to salvage two pick-up truck loads of cardboard,” Carbetta added, noting that information on all prescription bottles and documents have been destroyed in compliance with HIPPA regulations. 

Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin reminds citizens that they can anonymously report suspicious behavior by calling the Crime Tip Line at 740-375-TIPS (740-375-8477), and to call 911 right away if a person is unresponsive. “Fentanyl is often mixed with other commonly abused drugs, resulting in increased deaths,” Corwin added.  

Communities across the country participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back Day. Getting unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs out of medicine cabinets helps reduce drug-related crime and the potential for addiction, drug abuse, and overdose deaths. 

Individuals interested in learning more about resources for addiction treatment in Marion County can contact the ADAMH Board at 740-387-8531.

MCSO participates in Active Shooter Training

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with several other pub safety agencies collaborated with River Valley Local School for active shooter training today. Sheriff Bailey and his staff were grateful to be part of this training for the safety of staff and students and to improve the efficiency and response of all the agencies collaborating and working together. 






On April 3rd, 2017 at approximately 1200hrs The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Mt. Gilead Police Department that the suspect from two pharmacy robberies that occurred in both Morrow County and Marion City may be enroute to Marion County. Deputies located the vehicle described to them on Marion Mt. Gilead Rd and a traffic stop was made. Deputies located and arrested 44 year old Brian Weber of 3574 US Hwy 42 Cardington, Ohio. Weber was transported to the Multi County Correctional Center for charges of Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle and Carrying a Concealed Weapon both fourth degree felonies in reference to the traffic stop today. 

Marion City Police are charging Weber with Aggravated Robbery, a first degree felony for the Rite Aid Pharmacy robbery that occurred February 6th, 2017 and Mt. Gilead Police Department will also be charging Weber with Aggravated Robbery as well for a robbery that occurred at the Mt. Gilead, Ohio Rite Aid Pharmacy on December 7th, 2016. Marion City Police Department assisted at the scene and with further investigation and the Mt. Gilead Police Department assisted today as well.

Sheriff Tim Bailey and Police Chief Bill Collins agreed it is very likely a third robbery was prevented today due to the collaborated efforts of all agencies and a violent criminal is no longer on the streets of our community or Morrow County where he had been committing crimes. 


Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz to get Body Armor

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Taz’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Fanchon”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI. 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. 

K9 Taz joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 with K9 Handler Deputy DJ Barron after the retirement of Sig. Taz will be joined by K9 Nero who was added to the sheriff’s office K9 program with Handler Deputy Ryan Kelly in February of this year. Sheriff Bailey wants to thank Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. for making this vest possible for K9 Taz and for the communities continued support in our local law enforcement. 


Sheriff Sales

Please Read The Terms Of Purchase

All sales are held at 10:00a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at the Marion County Courthouse on Main and Center St. The sales are listed below by date.

All Marion County Sheriff Sales are viewable by clicking on the links below and opening the sale in PDF format. Please click on the link below to view the current and upcoming sales.

Sheriff Sale List for May 12, 2017


Purchaser Information Form


Sheriff Sale List for November 3, 2017

Sheriff Sale List for November 17, 2017

Sheriff Sale List for December 1, 2017

Sheriff Sale List for January 19, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for February 2, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for February 16, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for March 2, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for March 23, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for April 13, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for May 11, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for June 15, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for June 22, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for July 27, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for August 10, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for August 24, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for August 31, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for September 14, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for October 26, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for November 2, 2018

Sheriff Sale List for November 16, 2018


Sheriff Sale List for February 15, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for March 15, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for March 22, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for April 26, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for May 24, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for June 7, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for June 14, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for June 21, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for August 23, 2019

Sheriff Sale List for September 13, 2019
























Terms of Purchase for Sheriff Sales


As a purchaser at a Sheriff Sale, you are responsible for investigating the location, condition, and title of the property to determine whether you want to place a bid.  You may want to review public records available at the Offices of the Clerk of Courts, County Recorder, or County Auditor.  You should not contact the Auctioneer with questions because the Auctioneer does not have any information regarding the property.

Neither the Sheriff’s Office nor the court ensures the title to the property.  If you want title insurance, you must contact a title company.  However, the Sheriff’s Office will not wait for a title company to perform a title search and issue a title commitment.  You must be ready to complete your purchase when the court confirms this sale, which could be as long as six months from today.  Additionally, you must have sufficient funds available to complete the sale when the court confirms it.  A bank will not likely be able to view the inside of a building for an appraisal, and therefore, may not be willing to loan money for a property purchased at Sheriff’s Sale.  The Sheriff’s Office will not wait for a bank closing.  Once the court has confirmed the sale, the Sheriff’s Office will notify the successful bidder to come pick up the deed.  You must pay the balance in full at that time.  If you do not, you may lose your deposit and may be held in contempt to court.  Know what you are buying today and be ready to complete the sale when confirmed.

Although properties are often appraised as part of the foreclosure process, you should know that appraisers may not have examined the interior of the building if access was not provided.

Sometimes, properties sold at Sheriff’s Sale have been vacant for some time and services may have been provided to the property by the City, County, or a Township.  These services result in a lien against the property for the value of the sewer, health or safety services provided.  Every effort is made to ensure that these debts are paid from the proceeds of the sale, but there is no guarantee.  Additionally, you may want to contact utility companies and inquire about their policies regarding outstanding bills of prior owners of the property.

Real estate taxes and assessments are not pro-rated in a Sheriff’s Sale.  Delinquent taxes and assessments will be paid from the proceeds of the sale.  In many cases, the taxes and assessments from the previous tax year, which are being collected this year, will also be paid from the proceeds of the sale, but this also cannot be guaranteed.

Even if you are the successful bidder today and you pay your deposit, and even if you pay the purchase price in full, you are not the owner of the property until the court has confirmed the sale and a deed in your name has been delivered to you.  You may not take possession of the property or make any alterations to the property.  You must understand that the property owner may redeem the property before the court confirms the sale.  If the owner redeems, your deposit will be returned.  Once the deed has been prepared, the Sheriff’s Office will have the legal description checked by the County Engineer, transfer the property with the County Auditor, record the deed with the County Recorder, and then return the recorded deed to you.

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