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Local man arrested on cocaine charge

Scott Seitz2 • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Huron County sheriff's deputies arrested a major player in local cocaine trafficking Thursday.

"At 3 p.m., myself and a number of deputies executed a search warrant at Lot 28 of the Rustic Hills mobile home park," Sheriff Dane Howard said.

The park is located at 5144 U.S. 250.

Arrested at that location was David DeLeon, 40.

"Deputies seized 22 grams of cocaine and $800 in cash," the sheriff said.

"The investigation involved cocaine trafficking," he added. "That was a significant amount of cocaine seized. He admitted trafficking in the city of Norwalk."

DeLeon is facing the initial charge of possession of cocaine. Howard said information is being forwarded to prosecutors regarding the additional charge of trafficking in cocaine.

"More arrests are likely in this case," the sheriff said.

DeLeon was transported to the county jail to await a bond hearing.

Howard estimated the street value of the cocaine at $4,000.

"Sgt. Josh Querin and the detectives led the investigation," he added. "Members of the Monroeville police department and other agencies assisted."

Howard said DeLeon was arrested without incident.

The investigation took a few days.

"This was a fastly-evolving investigation," Howard said. "This is part of a larger investigation being conducted. This concludes a portion of the investigation.

"This was a fairly significant trafficking operation," he said.

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