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4 arrests linked to suspected drug house in Medina

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MEDINA — Four individuals were arrested on drug charges after neighbors reported suspicious activity at a home in the 300 block of Lafayette Road this weekend, police said.

Ryan C. West, 22, of the 5400 block of Chippewa Road, Lafayette Township, and Kyle R. Brenner, 24, North Royalton, were arrested Saturday following an investigation, police said.

West was charged with possession of methamphetamine and Brenner was served a felony warrant for violating conditions of his probation on a drug charge.

As a result of those arrests, Medina police were able to obtain a search warrant of the home, where two residents were arrested.

Marrissa Deeter, 23, was charged with possession of fentanyl, and Tristan W. Seacrist, 21, was served a felony warrant for a probation violation on a prior charge of possession of LSD, police said.

“This investigation and resulting arrests are a great example of cooperation between city residents and police to address a quality-of-life issue in the neighborhood,” police said in a statement.

Police Chief Ed Kinney said drug paraphernalia was seized from the property.

“Needles, spoons and pipes, (which are) indicative of heroin or opiate abuse as well as methamphetamine abuse” were seized, he said Monday.

Kinney said “small amounts of drugs” also were seized.

Additional charges could be forthcoming, he said.

“There were a variety of different substances in the house; so once those lab results come back, additional charges are possible.”

West, Brenner and Seacrist were in the Medina County Jail on Monday, but Deeter was released after posting 10 percent of her $5,000 bond.

Kinney encourages residents to speak up if they see something suspicious.

“The old adage of if you see something, say something, that’s what we live by here,” he said. “We couldn’t do the job we do if it weren’t for citizens stepping up and helping us out, letting us know when they see things that they deem suspicious.”

Kinney said residents can call (330) 725-7777 to report suspicious activity.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or nhavenner@medina-gazette.com.

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