DELPHOS — In recent months, law enforcement officials have been made aware of an alleged “drug house” located at 227 W. Clime St. Lot 19 in Delphos. Heroin was allegedly being sold from this residence.

Agents from the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force began an investigation into the residence, which culminated Thursday at approximately 11:45 a.m. when task force members, along with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Van Wert County Sheriff’s deputies and Delphos Police officers served a search warrant at the location.

Found inside the residence were the following items that were seized for evidence:

• Suspected drug paraphernalia;

• Suspected marijuana;

• US currency; and

• One cellular phone.

No individuals were found inside the residence when the warrant was served. No arrests were made at the scene; however, the case(s) involving suspected drug sales from this residence will be forwarded to the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office for their review, as is standard procedure.

If and when the person responsible for the alleged drug sales being made from this residence is indicted, his/her name will be made public to the media.

Once police officials entered the home they found it to contain two pit bull and/or pit bull mix dogs that were turned over to the Van Wert County Dog Warden due to them not being properly tagged.

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