FOSTORIA - Charges are pending after a search warrant conducted in Fostoria Wednesday yielded marijuana, paraphernalia, criminal tools and firearm accessories.
According to a release, Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with officers from Fostoria Police Department and Seneca County Search Warrant Team, executed a drug-related search warrant at the home of Ernesto Gonzales, 29, of 221 E. North St.
Marijuana, money, criminal tools, drug paraphernalia and a substantial amount of ammunition were found when the search warrant was executed, the release states.
Fostoria Police Department's special response team and canine unit were used to execute the search warrant, which was signed by Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Jay Meyer.
A dog was shot and killed when the search warrant was being executed.
Chief John McGuire of Fostoria Police Department said as special response team members were entering the residence, a mixed-breed dog aggressively approached officers and was shot.
"That's not something we take lightly," he said.
McGuire said the dog was struck twice. The dog warden immediately took the animal to a veterinarian, who was unable to save it.
Charges of possession of criminal tools, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana are pending after further investigation and laboratory testing of the suspected marijuana, according to the release.
McGuire said complaints by citizens led law enforcement officers to investigate the residence.
Citizens can continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit's crime hotline at (877) 446-DRUG or (419) 443-0463.