Hotel room bust yields drugs, arrests in Fostoria

Suspected crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana were found during a search early Friday morning at a motel room in Fostoria.

According to a press release from the Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit, police searched room No. 12 at Fostoria Motel, 345 W. Lytle St., where the suspected drugs, along with money, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking, were found.

Lamar Snowden, 36, and his wife, Tyeesha Ferguson-Snowden, 36, were staying in the room, METRICH Unit Coordinator Chuck Boyer said.

Boyer said law enforcement began receiving complaints of the pair allegedly dealing drugs from the room about a month ago.

Charges of trafficking heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of criminal tools and permitting drug abuse are pending for the pair upon the conclusion of the entire drug investigation and the lab analysis of the suspected drugs.

“Even though the amount of drugs and contraband were minimal, I consider the entire investigation to be successful due to the search warrant being executed safely, without injury and the citizen complaints were addressed by the task force and the Fostoria Police Department,” said Capt. Patrick Brooks of the Fostoria Police Department.

According to the release, the Fostoria Police Department’s SWAT team was utilized to make entry into the motel room. The Fostoria Police Department’s canine unit also assisted in the search.

Ferguson-Snowden was one of two women shot outside of a Bannister Street residence in July. Her mother, the other victim, was killed as a result of the shooting.

Ferguson-Snowden’s estranged boyfriend, Calvin B. Dixson, 37, was convicted of the crimes and is serving life in prison without parole.

Citizens are encouraged to continue to report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agencies or to the METRICH Crime hotline at (419) 443-0463.