Multiple people were detained after police executed a drug-related search warrant at a house on Pittsfield Street in Kettering on Monday morning.
Officers conducted a search at the house in the 2100 block of Pittsfield Street, according to Kettering police officer Joe Ferrell.
Up to 10 people were found inside the house when police began their search, he added.
Ferrell said officers had a narcotics search warrant for the house at 2104 Pittsfield.
“Multiple people detained. Several arrested on warrants,” he added.
Ferrell explained that as of Monday afternoon, charges were pending in the investigation, which is still ongoing. The identities of those involved have not been released, according to Ferrell, as law enforcement continues its investigation.
The situation unfolded early Monday morning as law enforcement was seen with a group of people sitting in the front yard of the property. One man was led by police to a cruiser in handcuffs.
City officials said the drug-related search was not part of a newly created nuisance abatement ordinance that came into effect last October.
Director of Planning and Development Tom Robillard said the ordinance gives police other tools to combat issues such as prostitution and drug crimes that endanger the health and safety of the community.
“The new nuisance abatement provisions gives the city an additional tool to address difficult property maintenance issues and gives the Police Department an additional tool to prevent criminal offenders from returning to properties that have become attractive for criminal activity,” he explained. “Should a property be deemed a nuisance, the city can, after following procedures, abate the nuisance and charge the property owner for the cost of the abatement.”
Kettering resident Ellen Miller said she was glad to hear of Monday’s warrant search at the Pittsfield Street address, which is close to where she lives.
“I think that the Kettering police are doing a good job of getting drugs off the street,” she said.
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