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Heroin in Van Buren?

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 1:18 PM ]

Emily Anderbery

Van Buren and Findlay lie just off of I-75, making them susceptible places for heroin trafficking. According to, 8,413 have been arrested for drug-related charges in 2014 on I-75.

On February 7th of last year, the Courier documented nine people who were arrested on fourth and fifth degree felonies for drug trafficking, all of which resided in Findlay. Findlay has been making news lately for drug busts, an incident in June being one of the largest. According to Recovery Society, the State Highway patrol reported finding over $60,000 worth of drugs in a speeding car.

With the many drug related activities in Findlay, it is easy to see how Van Buren would also have the same issues.

On Monday, Dec. 23, 2014, an apartment above the Dragon’s Lair was raided. According to the Courier, heroin, large sums of cash, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles, criminal tools,and a gun were seized by the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force. The sole warrant was to arrest the resident on narcotics charges.

No comments were made by Dragon’s Lair employees and owner, or residents of the apartments.

Van Buren is a prone community to drug trafficking. Although the drug trafficking fight continues, state patrols are cracking down on I-75.