BRADNER — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended two suspects in connection to a drug
manufacturing operation in the village.
Warrants were issued Wednesday for Trenton E. Walls, 41, for illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal
assembly of drugs, and possession of criminal tools; and for Desiree D. Collins, 39, for illegal
manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly of drugs, and possession of criminal tools.
All are felony offenses.
A search warrant executed at their South Bell Street home led to the confiscation of methamphetamine,
according to Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.
“We shut down their operations,” he said.
Two people were arrested during the search, but their names were not available.
Wasylyshyn said he is seeing an increase use of methamphetamine in Wood County, as well as in the region.
This is the second time warrants have been issued for the arrest of Walls and Collins in connection to
They were located on Thursday afternoon, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office.
Collins was apprehended Feb. 7 after a warrant was issued for her arrest for the illegal manufacturing of
drugs. On Feb. 13, her case was bound over to Wood County Common Pleas Court, with personal recognizance
conditions to not have any contact with Walls.
A warrant was issued for Walls on Feb 7 for illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly of drugs,
endangering children and possessing criminal tools. He has not been apprehended.
The couple was indicted in February. Both are facing three counts of endangering children, one count each
of possessing criminal tools, illegal manufacture of drugs, and illegal assembly or possession of
chemicals for manufacture of drugs.
According to court records, the assembly and manufacture of the drugs took place in the presence of
Collins’ three minor children.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts, should contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office
Inquiries to find out the status of the children were not immediately returned.