You are correct, although the article is misleading, the police were there doing a welfare check. After being invited in we observed the illegal & dangerous operation and generated reports. Detectives obtained a search warrant from the Struthers Court, and began coordinating a joint effort with the ODNR Wildlife Agents, Herps Alive Foundation, and the Dept. of Agriculture. The only people that handled the dangerous snakes were the Wildlife Agents and the Owner of Herps Foundation. We and the Dog Warden carried out a few cages, but the Wildlife agents and Herps did all the dangerous work. It is unfortunate that the source of this article did not credit the correct people.
October 12, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.