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Authorities welcome home suspect

Scott Seitz2 • Mar 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

A Wakeman man received a bit of a surprise Tuesday when pulling back into his driveway at his U.S. 20 residence.

David G. Snyder, 42, of 5810 U.S. 20, Lot 153, was returning from Toledo and greeted by a number of local law-enforcement officers.

Snyder was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, which he had allegedly just purchased in Toledo.

The street value of the heroin was about $1,200, according to Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Josh Querin.

Querin said the arrest was made about 11:34 a.m.

Law enforcement had obtained a warrant on March 21 and executed that warrant Tuesday.

"We had received information Snyder was headed to Toledo on Tuesday to purchase heroin," Querin said. "We set up surveillance. The Wakeman and Monroeville police departments each assisted.

"Officers observed Snyder leave the trailer park early Tuesday and he drove to the turnpike," Querin said. "He returned to his Wakeman residence about 11:30 yesterday (Tuesday)."

Querin said the warrant was executed as Snyder arrived home.

"Inside the vehicle, a significant amount of suspected heroin was seized," he said. "Mr. Snyder was taken into custody without incident. He made admissions he went to Toledo to purchase heroin. A little amount of money was also seized, as well as a straw used to snort heroin prior to returning to the Wakeman area."

The possession of heroin charge is a fifth-degree felony.

He was transferred to the county jail to await a bond hearing.

"We will continue to step up our enforcement efforts in executing drug-related search warrants where probable cause has been established," Sheriff Dane Howard added.

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