Drug-related arrests made in Wauseon


Two people have been arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was executed in Wauseon Sunday.

The Multi-area Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Wauseon Police Department, executed the search warrant at 243 Beech St. after an investigation into potential distribution of narcotics.

The action resulted in the arrest of Avante Koonce, 29, for at least one count of trafficking in drugs, a third degree felony. Brooke Werder, 28, was also arrested for an outstanding warrant of aggravated possession of drugs.

Additional charges are pending for both.

Seized during the search warrant was suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl/heroin, butane honey oil (DAB) manufacturing equipment also with a sawed off shot gun and money, according to a release from the Multi-area Narcotics Task Force.