Two arrested following huge heroin bust

LIMA, Ohio (WANE) Two Allen County, Ohio residents are facing multiple charges after authorities found two kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of $330,000 following an investigation by a multi-agency law enforcement task force.

Mug shots of Marvin Thomas (L) and Anthony Duvernay provided by the Allen County, Ohio Sheriff's Dept.
Mug shots of Marvin Thomas (L) and Anthony Duvernay provided by the Allen County, Ohio Sheriff’s Dept.

Marvin Thomas, 45, and Anthony Duvernay, 39, both of Lima, were arrested by members of the Lima Allen County Interdiction Task Force earlier this month. Investigators believe the pair were involved in bringing heroin into Ohio from out of state to distribute locally.

On Friday, an Allen County grand jury indicted both men on charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and illegal manufacture of drugs, with several of the charges carrying major drug offender and forfeiture specifications. Thomas is also facing an additional charge of having weapons while under disability.

“Heroin is both illegal and extremely dangerous. The seizure of this massive quantity of heroin demonstrates what can be achieved by multiple law enforcement agencies working together,” said Allen County Sheriff Samuel Crish.

The case is still under investigation, and authorities anticipate additional indictments and arrests in connection with the case in the future.

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