MARMET Makes Drug Arrests in the City of Marion


On January 25th, 2022, law enforcement officers from the Marion City Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1000blk of Fairwood Avenue after an investigation by detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force

Detectives seized approximately 86.1 grams of suspected Heroin/Fentanyl, 20 grams of Methamphetamine, 38 grams of Crack Cocaine, 204 illegally possessed prescription pills, 456 grams of marijuana and 2 guns.

The following were arrested during the execution of this search warrant.

Rachel Brown-Vondenberg Nathan D. Suel

Marion, Ohio 43302 Marion, Ohio 43302

02/05/2001 12/19/81

Vondenberg & Suel were arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Cocaine and Trafficking in Methamphetamine. This case will be forwarded to Marion County Prosecutor Ray Grogan for the filing of formal charges.

Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald stated, “I have no doubt that this seizure saved lives of citizens in our community. The teamwork between the citizens we serve, and our Law Enforcement is second to none. I believe we have made our stance on drug traffickers pushing these illegal drugs in our community, it will not be tolerated. MARMET will continue to work to remove traffickers from our neighborhoods and be responsive to TIPS called in by concerned citizens.”

This investigation is a direct result of TIPS called in by the citizens of Marion City & Marion County.

Marion County Sheriff Matt Bayles said, “We appreciate the community utilizing the TIPS line to assist detectives to make for a safer county.” Sheriff Bayles also stated, “I believe that with the teamwork of the community and our Law Enforcement that we are making an MPACT and we will continue to seek out persons spreading this poison in our community.”

The MARMET Drug Task Force is made of members of the Marion City Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Marion County Prosecutors Office.

Marion County citizens are encouraged to call in crime tips involving criminal activity to 740-375-TIPS (8477) or online at https://mariontips.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous if they choose.


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