Fostoria man’s trial begins Monday

Alex Treece, David Seth Kammeyer’s attorney, delivers his opening statement Monday.

A trial for a Fostoria man accused of trafficking in cocaine four times in 2018 started Monday morning in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

David Seth Kammeyer, 38, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on four counts of trafficking in cocaine, all fifth-degree felonies.

Operations had taken place July 3, 2018; July 5, 2018; Nov. 19, 2018; and Nov. 27, 2018.

The seven-man, five-woman jury was seated Monday morning.

In her opening statement, Rebeka Beresh, assistant Seneca County prosecutor, said the drugs were purchased by multiple confidential informants.

Alex Treece, Kammeyer’s attorney, explained confidential informant work.

“They need those buys,” he said.

One of the confidential informants testified Monday and said Kammeyer handed over drugs during the operations.

Detective Brandon Bell of Fostoria Police Department and Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit also testified Monday and explained the operations and the results of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation testing on the substances.

In a separate case, Kammeyer was indicted on a charge of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

The trial resumes this morning.