DELPHOS — Two searches at alleged drug houses by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force in Delphos Friday morning netted much suspected drugs and resulted in the arrest of one person for heroin possession.

The first raid took place around 9 a.m. at 311 W. 5th St. where the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant. Arrested at this location was Brandon Salyer, 26, who was found at that location. Salyer was taken to the Van Wert County Jail on a charge of possession of heroin.

Also found inside that residence were small quantities of suspected Heroin, of prescription medication, and suspected drug paraphernalia.

The second search warrant was served at approximately 9:20 a.m. Friday at Lot 24 at 24249 W. Lincoln Hwy. Members of the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, including the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served the warrant and the resultant search uncovered small quantities of suspected heroin, marijuana, and suspected drug paraphernalia, and a moderate amount of U.S. currency. These were all seized as evidence.



One adult male was found inside the Lincoln Hwy. residence at the time of the search. His name will be released to the public once he is formally charged.

The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force is comprised of officers from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Lima Police Department, Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and several state and federal agencies. This task force operates within a multi-county area to combat drugs and major crimes.