Joined by heavily armed officers from local agencies, Huron police showed up at the Westport Boulevard home at about 11 a.m. with a search warrant, Huron police Chief Robert Lippert said.
“We seized several drug paraphernalia items and several items that were illegal narcotics” Lippert said.
Officers also found an unspecified amount of handgun ammunition. Charges weren’t immediately filed against any of the residents.
“We submitted the items to (a crime lab) for testing,” Lippert said. “When the results come back, they’ll be charged” Once Huron police receive those results, officers will try to determine which item belonged to which resident, in order to determine specific charges. Lippert said his department received information about drug activity inside the home, prompting them to request the search warrant. The drugs officers seized were “small amounts — grams” Lippert said. The small quantities were consistent with the information police previously received. “This particular search warrant did not deal with drug trafficking,” Lippert said. “It dealt with possession”
The large number of people living in the house raised other concerns.
“We knew there were at least nine people in the house, and we knew a couple of those people had been convicted of felonies in the past” Lippert said.
Moving forward, Lippert said he plans to continue monitoring the residence and take appropriate actions when called for.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Special Response Team assisted in the search. The team is comprised of officers and paramedics from many local agencies, Erie County Detective Nick Kotsopoulos said.
About a dozen members assisted in Tuesday’s search, he said, along with members of Huron police.