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Fugitive arrested on drug charges

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Dennis Nickle, 30, of the 2700 block of Peterson Lane, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, marijuana and two counts drug paraphernalia by Sandusky police.

Nickle also had open warrants from Perkins police for two counts felony drug possession, marijuana trafficking, drug abuse mephedrone, felony forgery, and criminal simulation.

Perkins police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office also had one additional warrant apiece for Nickle, for failing to appear at his arraignment.

On the morning of Oct. 6, Perkins police went to a Peterson Lane home, after one resident said his two roommates threatened him, according to a Perkins police report. Officers checked the house and found numerous alleged drugs and paraphernalia scattered around in plain sight.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers swept the residence for more illegal contraband.

They found marijuana scattered throughout Nickle’s room, along with at least three different varieties of pills, white powder, a counterfeit $20 bill, a credit card that didn’t belong to him, and several empty boxes of sandwich bags. Officers also seized three of Nickle’s cell phones.

At about 11 p.m. Monday, area officers locate him. Sandusky police learned from a reliable source that Nickle was holed up in the 1000 block of Fourth St., according to a Sandusky police report.

Officers found him outside of the house. Nickle began to walk away and dropped an item on the ground, the report said.

Eventually Nickle stopped and officers arrested him. In his pocket was a bag of marijuana, while the item on the ground was found to be crack cocaine, the report said.

Nickle was taken to the Erie County jail, but was later released.

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