Two arrested after search, $240,000 seized

(Photo: Shelby County Jail)

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Two people are in custody after police raid a home Friday morning.

The Sidney and Piqua Police Departments, along with the Ohio State Patrol, served a narcotic’s search warrant at a home on the 1200 block of St. Marys Ave, near Brookburn Street at 9:00 a.m.

During the search, they found marijuana, hash, THC products and about $254,000 that were hidden in a parked camper behind the home. Police also seized the camper and a Ford F250 truck. 

Sarah Jones, 31, charged with one count of Drug Trafficking.

After the raid, Sarah Jones, 31, and Leon Francis, 60, taken to the Shelby County Jail. Jones was charged with one count of Drug Trafficking, a felony of the 4th degree. Francis, who lives in the home, was charged with one count of Drug Abuse, a misdemeanor of the 1st degree.

Investigators say other charges are likely.

The search warrant was a result of several months of investigative and undercover work conducted by the Sidney Narcotics Unit.

If anyone has any information about drug activity, to contact the Sidney Police Department at at 937-498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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