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Drug-related search warrant executed in Bloomville

BLOOMVILLE — Law enforcement officials executed a drug-related search warrant in Bloomville Thursday as part of an investigation into a methamphetamine ring stemming from Akron.

Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit, with additional officers and agents from Sandusky County Drug Task Force, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and Tiffin Police Department, executed the drug-related search warrant on a vehicle and residence of Pamela S. Reilly, Lewis A. Reilly and Adam L. Barto at 55 E. New Haven St.

Judge Mark Repp of Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court signed the search warrant, which yielded a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, a firearm, money, criminal tools and drug paraphernalia, according to a release.

Barto 32, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for trafficking in a Schedule I controlled substance, it states.

Barto, who had been out on bond and had a GPS ankle monitor out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court for trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, was charged Thursday with trafficking in a Schedule I controlled substance, it states.

Kelli M. Swartz, 27, of Fremont, was taken into custody on an active warrant through Sandusky County. Louis Reilly, 52, was taken into custody on an active warrant through Crawford County and was charged with tampering with evidence.

Matthew J. Childers, 18, of Bellevue, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, the release states.

Additional charges were pending Wednesday.

It was an extensive methamphetamine ring stemming from Akron and into Bloomville, Fostoria, Tiffin, Clyde, Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont and throughout Seneca County, the release states.

Citizens can continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or the task force’s crime hotline at (877) 446-DRUG or (419) 443-0463.

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