Special unit arrests 7 following drug investigations

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DEFIANCE, Ohio (WANE) A special task force in Ohio arrested several people for drug related crimes, including two who were found suffering from what appeared to be an overdose.

The Multi Area Narcotics Task Force and the Defiance City Police Department’s investigation resulted in the following arrests:

Thursday at 1016 Grove Street:

Chadwick Wiseman, 37 – charges pending

Friday at 218 Corwin Street:

Jessica Lavigne, 33 –possession of heroin and child endangering

Shuntel Tilot, 22 — possession of heroin and child endangering

Wiseman and Lavigne were both found suffering from alleged overdoses. They were treated at a hospital and then released.  According to a release from police, the overdoses led to a warrant to search a residence on Ayersville Avenue.

As the task force continued their investigation, the following people were arrested:

Friday at 1221 Ayersville Ave:

Martin Alejo, 33 —possession of heroin

San Juanita Kimmet, 32, –possession of heroin

Benjamin D. Smith II, 31– probation violation and possession of methamphetamine

Melissa Simonin, 36, of Paulding – charges pending


Mug shot of Melissa Simonin not provided. 

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