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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Narcotics Search Warrant Served

Sidney Police 1820

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at approximately 11:49 a.m. investigators from the Sidney Shelby Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 200 N. Pomeroy Avenue, Sidney Ohio.

Recovered during the search were suspected fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and surveillance equipment.  As a result of the search warrant arrested is Jacob Martin, age 30, who resides at the Pomeroy address charged with one count of Possession of Drugs a felony of the 5th degree.  As a result of the charges Martin was incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail. This investigation is ongoing and other charges may be filed at a later date.  

To address a question of public concern, there were some earlier comments circulating in the community that during this operation Officers had shot and killed a dog at the Pomeroy Ave residence.   To clarify, no shots were fired and no animals or person harmed nor injured during this search warrant.  

This warrant execution by the Sidney Shelby Narcotics Task Force is a combined effort of officers from the Sidney Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to combat drug abuse and drug trafficking in Shelby County. Information resulting in this warrant was derived in part from concerned citizens.  All citizens are asked that if they have any information about drug activity to contact the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS) or the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 937-498-1111.

Capt. J A Tangeman
Sidney P. D.

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