Drug House Shut Down in Mansfield
Updated: Friday, March 29 2013, 08:14 PM EDT
MANSFIELD -- (Press Release) On Friday March 29th, 2013 the METRICH drug task force with the assistance of ASORT and the Mansfield Police Department served a search warrant at 426 Woodland Ave Sgt Keith Proch stated METRICH detectives received several citizen complaints about a possible drug house on Woodland Avenue and an investigation ensued.
Lt. Ken Coontz advised ASORT made entry into the residence just after midnight. Upon making entry into the residence Michael James fled out a rear door leaving his two year old and right year old daughters inside the house as he attempted to flee. Officer in the perimeter of the residence were able to subdue Michael James in the backyard after a brief struggle. During the altercation with officers a loaded handgun fell out of Mr. James's pocket onto the ground.
Detectives discovered a female inside the residence along with two males. The female was identified and released. The two makes were identified as Anthony Delashmitt and Robert Ringold. Mr Ringold was found to be wanted for felony drug possession and Anthony Delashmitt was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Both suspects were arrested. During the search of the residence, detectives located ammunition, approximately two pounds if marijuana power cocaine, drug parapheranalia, scales, a handgun, a machete, and nearly 9,000 in cash. Two pit bulls were removed by the Dog Warden's Office. A marijuana grow operation was located in the basement of the house. Nearly all of the drugs located were accessible to the children.
The mother of one of the children, Amanda Olives arrived during the search. Amanda Oliver and Michael James were issued tow summonses each for child endangering, along with several other charges. The two children were released to a family member by Children Service. Citizens are encouraged to be proactive by reporting suspected drug activity.
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