From Progress Staff Reports

PAULDING – During the early morning hours of Saturday, March 9, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force (MAN unit) executed a search warrant in Paulding on North Dix Street.

The search warrant was executed at 619 N. Dix St. Present in the home were Brandon L. Berridge, 30, and Holly P. Hinchcliff, 32, as well as two juveniles.

Paulding County deputies and task force agents conducted the search and seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine, mushrooms, acid and over $3,000 in cash.

The two juveniles were removed from the home and are in the care of a family member.

Berridge and Hinchcliff were both arrested for serious aggravated drug trafficking charges and taken to the Paulding County Jail.

Berridge was arraigned Monday morning in Paulding County Court on one count trafficking drugs, second-degree felony. The court appointed Danny Hill as counsel and set bond at $150,000 with 10 percent cash privilege. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 18.

Hinchcliff also was charged with one count trafficking drugs (F2). She was appointed Elizabeth Smith as counsel and bond was set at $150,000 bond with 10 percent cash privilege. She was released on $15,000 bond with the following conditions: curfew from 10 p.m.-7 a.m.; not to leave the state of Ohio; no good cause for arrest; no alcohol, drugs, bars or refusals; no contact with Berridge.

Hinchcliff is set to appear for a preliminary hearing March 18.