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Drug investigation leads to arrests at home near Raymond

Paul LesterA five month investigation in to alleged drug trafficking by the Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement (M.A.D.E.) Task Force has resulted in officers and deputies serving a search warrant at a residence on 21378 Titus Road in Raymond. 

Three people found at the home were arrested on outstanding warrants.  Paul J. Lester, 42, of Raymond has been charged with tampering with evidence (3rd degree felony), trafficking in cocaine (4th degree felony), and possession of cocaine (5th degree felony).  Alyssa M. Carver, 25, of Raymond was arrested for outstanding warrants in Union County for possession of heroin and failure to appear.  Timothy L.K. Holton, 27, of Delaware was arrested for an outstanding warrant from FranklinAlyssa Carver County for contempt of court.  All three were transported to the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Drugs and guns were recovered during the search of the residence.  Additional charges are expected when the case is presented to a future Union County Grand Jury.  "Law enforcement in Union County will continue to aggressively pursue drug trafficking offenses and those who choose to engage in such activity," said Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton.

Timothy HoltonThe Task Force was assisted by Delaware County Tactical Unit, The National Insurance Crime Bureau, Liberty Township Fire Department, and the Union County Emergency Management Agency.  The M.A.D.E. Task Force is a joint investigative task force comprised of detectives from the Marysville Division of Police and the Union County Sheriff's Office, and representatives from the Union County Prosecutor's Office.

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