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DRUG BUSTS IN MERCER COUNTY - January 18, 2017
Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey reports that the HIT Team (Heroin Interdiction Team, which is comprised of deputies / officers of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, Celina Police Department and the Coldwater Police Department), made several arrest on January 13th, 2017 5:09 PM during a traffic stop on Us Rte. 127 at Green Road. Members of the HIT team were out in force on Friday, when they spotted a person known to them, who had an active warrant. The HIT Team called for marked patrol cars to make a traffic stop on the suspect's vehicle.
Members arrested the driver for the outstanding warrant, he was found to be is possession of 2 syringes and a "rock" of Meth. Mercer County Deputy Kevin Wynk and his K-9, Franko did a "walk around" on the car and the dog alerted to the presence of drugs. HIT Team members removed the two other passengers from the car and the front seat passenger was found to be in possession of 3 syringes and a "rock" of Meth. The back seat passenger was arrested at the scene for obstructing and a female deputy was called to the scene for a pat down, nothing was located at that time. Later when all three were transported to the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, the female was found to be in possession of a syringe, 3 empty capsules and 53 full capsules of heroin. The female had the items inside her vaginal cavity.
Arrested were the driver of the car 30 year old Kyle D Blake of 820 Hemlock Street Celina, Ohio. Blake was arrested on the outstanding warrant from the Celina Police Department for Failure to Pay on the original charge of Disorderly Conduct. Blake was also charged with two counts of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The front seat passenger, 36 year old William Allan Lange of 537 Touvelle Street Lot 68A Celina, Ohio was arrested for three counts of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The back seat passenger, 30 year old Samantha Ann Harris of 537 Touvelle Street Lot 68A Celina, Ohio was arrested for Obstructing Official Business and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments.
The Drug Abuse Instruments are a Misdemeanor of the Second Degree. The Obstructing Official Business is Misdemeanor of the Second Degree as well.
Bond was set by Celina Municipal Court Judge James Scheer at 100,000.00 each, subject to ten percent.
This case has been sent to the Mercer County Prosecutor (Matt Fox) for his office to review for additional drug charges.
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CCC GIRLS BASKETBALL - January 17, 2017
Arcanum Trojans @ National Trail Blazers
Pre-game around 6:45
Tip around 7:00pm
Live on 97.5FM, wtgr.com and WTGR App
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DARKE COUNTY CBC JANUARY BLOOD DRIVES - January 17, 2017
Darke County CBC January Blood Drives: Anyone who registers to give blood between January 9th and February 25th will receive a Rise, Shine & Give ceramic tumbler with removable silicone grip:
Tuesday January 17th at the Flecther United Methodist Church, 2055 South Walnut St from 3:00-7:00pm. Open to the Community. Appointments Encouraged.
Monday January 23rd at Northmont Middle School from 3:30-7:30pm. Open to the Community. Appointments Encouraged.
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