Archbold, OH

New Details On Sept. 9 Search Of Downtown Archbold Business

A few new details have been released in connection with the Monday, Sept. 9 search of a downtown business and arrest of an Archbold man.

Lesley Jerome Quarles, 33, Archbold, was arrested for violation of community control sanctions.

He was convicted of trafficking in cocaine and permitting drug abuse in 2011 in Defiance County, and was placed on community control.

As of Friday, he was still being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

In a report on the incident, an Archbold police officer wrote, “On Sept. 9 at approximately 0900 hours (9 am), (two officers) were requested to assist Defiance County Adult Probation with a residence search at 112 North Defiance Street.

“Subsequent to the search of the residence, we located some narcotics and (drug) paraphernalia.

“Investigation pending.”

In addition to Adult Probation, officers from the Multi- Area Narcotics task force and the Wauseon Police K-9 unit searched the upstairs apartment and Darla’s Consignment Shop, the business Quarles operates at 112 North Defiance Street.

Quarles has not been charged in Fulton County, but the report states possible charges include trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of criminal tools.

The charges range from a minor misdemeanor to a second-degree felony, which can be punished by two to eight years in prison.

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