The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said evidence from a raid today on a Perrysburg wholesale business will be turned over to the local prosecutor’s office for possible charges. Attorney General spokesman Jill Del Greco said the search warrant for Glow Industries Inc., 12962 Eckel Junction Rd., was executed at 8 a.m. and finished about 10 a.m. Agents with BCI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Perrysburg Police, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Pharmacy Board participated in the search.
Ms. Del Greco said an investigation that began last summer with the Fairfield/Hocking Major Crimes Unit in Lancaster, Ohio, led authorities to northwest Ohio. Authorities raided the Perrysburg business with the belief that the owners were selling counterfeit stash cans, which she described as false bottom containers that have trademarked names on them, for example Coca-Cola, but can hold drugs and other items. She said a similar investigation was being handled in the southern counties.
Some of the agencies at the scene participated in case narcotics were found inside the facility, however, none were discovered during the raid, she said.
Ms. Del Greco would not comment on who within the business was being targeted. Glow Industries describes itself on its Web site as a wholesale manufacturer and product distributor of “glass sex toys, smoking accessories, and alternative lifestyle products” for more than 30 years. The site states that the company was founded by Jason Glowacki and his father, Dave, in 1978 following “the success of its three-store chain of The Shed retail stores in Toledo” and is the distribution arm of the retail stores.
A woman who answered a phone at Glow Industries and introduced herself as a manager said the business was not open for business “right now.” She refused to answer questions or put the call through to the owners. A woman at The Shed on Airport Highway who took a call from a Blade reporter today said owner David Glowacki was unavailable but that she would give him a message.
In 1997, David Glowacki, who at the time owned the former The Shed on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green, was found guilty of selling drug paraphernalia from his business, which was located a block from Bowling Green State University. Convicted of one count of knowingly selling, possessing, or manufacturing paraphernalia for drug use, he was given a suspended 90-day jail sentence.
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