Raid at north Toledo bar turns up very little in way of illegal drugs

Raid at north Toledo bar turns up very little in way of illegal drugs

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A North Toledo Bar was the scene of a drug raid early on Saturday morning by dozens of local and state law enforcement officers.

The raid at the Lion's Den on Lagrange Street however came up mostly empty-handed in the search for illicit drugs.

Only one alleged drug arrest has been confirmed from the raid and that suspect, according to witnesses, was a man who not in the bar but found in his car in an adjacent parking lot.

Other people in the club were arrested, but on non-drug related warrants.

The owner of the bar, Sam Wallace tells WTOL 11 be believes the raid was unjustified and that his bar is a target of police harassment.

Toledo Police, however, contend that undercover officers have made prior purchases for drugs at the bar which is what triggered a request for a search warrant.

The Lion's Den remains open for business and the owner says he was not cited by liquor control agents for any major violations.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.