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17 arrested on drug charges

July 16, 2014

Seventeen arrests were made on numerous drug charges by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and local officers for suspects in the Auglaize County area on Tuesday.
"The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the task force," Sheriff Al Solomon said in a press release.
Agencies involved in the cases and arrests are the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and members, the Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office, Wapakoneta Police, St. Marys Police, New Bremen Police and Cridersville Police.
Solomon said he is happy with the amount of arrests and the hard work of the deputies and officers, but is unhappy about the amount of drug activity happening in this county and surrounding counties.
“As promised we have continued to investigate the drug sales in this county and surrounding counties," Solomon said. "This agency, along with others, has spent a lot of time, resources and money combating the drug issues and will continue to do so. It is a problem that we will always fight.  We will not give up."
Solomon said many of the charges were for heroin, which continues to be a major problem in the county. He said the task force focused on the heroin issue.
"But, as always, other drugs come into play as being an issue," Solomon said.  "Some of the marijuana cases are suspected of the use and sale of medical marijuana."
Those arrested —
• Tyler D. Vondenberger, 24, St. Marys. Three counts trafficking in marijuana.
• Travis Alan Jessen, 19, New Bremen. One count sale of dangerous drugs.
• Todd Michael McClain, 25, St. Marys. One count trafficking in heroin, one count trafficking in drugs.
• Joshua J. Krieg, 23, St. Marys. Four counts trafficking in marijuana.
• Alisha M. Gilliland, 26, St. Marys. Two counts sale of dangerous drugs and two counts trafficking in drugs.
• Sara Beth Gallimore, 33, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in marijuana.
• Brandon T. Hicks, 24, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in marijuana, one count trafficking in drugs, two counts trafficking in cocaine.
• Jeffrey Lee Christian, 29, St. Marys.  Four counts trafficking in heroin, one count trafficking in drugs.
• Shayne P. Wade (Shayne Wade Coulter), 21, Sidney. Two counts trafficking in cocaine.
• Teresa Jean Hatfield, 31, St. Marys. One count trafficking in heroin.
• David N. Christian, 48, St. Marys.  Five counts trafficking in drugs.
• Debra Ann Decker, 45, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in drugs.
• Susan E. Binkley, 48, Wapakoneta. One count trafficking in drugs.
• Raymond Lee Adkins II., 20, Wapakoneta. Three counts trafficking in marijuana, one count trafficking in drugs.
• Benjamin J. Gardner, 22, Wapakoneta. Three counts trafficking in marijuana, two counts trafficking in L.S.D.
• Adam Lee Cornett, 32, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in heroin.
• Chrystyan S. Kline, 23, St. Marys. Four counts trafficking in cocaine.
Solomon said additional arrests are expected, as the investigation is continuing.

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