Created on Friday, 17 January 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Authorities seized a “significant amount” of crack cocaine Friday when they served a search warrant at 733 N. Detroit St., according to Bellefontaine Police Lt. Rick Herring.
He did not know the exact weight of drugs seized but made the characterization based on personal observations.
The warrant was obtained by detectives assigned to the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force after several months investigating Martin A. Johnson, 42, of that address.
He was arrested on two counts of trafficking in crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and having weapons under disability, a charge often levied against defendants with prior felony convictions.
Marijuana, a digital scale, cash and a loaded .40-caliber handgun were also seized in the raid.
The defendant was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
|Logan County Sheriff’s Office Evidence Technician Andrea Rodabaugh, left, carries seized evidence from 733 N. Detroit St. this morning. Detectives with the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force utilized sheriff’s and Bellefontaine Police Department personnel to serve a warrant. Martin A. Johnson, 42, of that address, was arrested. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | JOEL E. MAST)|