ASHLAND — A drug raid last week led to multiple arrests and the confiscation of guns and drugs, according to a Thursday afternoon press release from Ashland Police Chief David Lay and Mayor Matt Miller.

Seven people were arrested, two guns seized and illegal drugs including methamphetamine, heroin/fentanyl, hydrocodone, marijuana, and Suboxone were confiscated in the raid.

Ashland Police Detectives, assigned to the METRICH Enforcement Unit organized local drug interdiction and patrol saturation efforts on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21. Officers from the Ashland Police Division, the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol worked in a collaborative effort to impact illegal narcotics activity in our community.

Officers also offered outreach in the form of referrals to local organizations for addiction services. All of the cases are being reviewed by the Ashland County Prosecutor for charges.

Citizens can call the METRICH Crime Tip Hotline at 419-52-CRIME (419-522-7463) or download the METRICH Enforcement Unit mobile app to report illegal drug activity through the Submit a Tip link.

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