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17 Arrested In Sweep

July 16, 2014

ST. MARYS — More than a dozen people were arrested on Tuesday in the latest efforts by the Grand Lake Task Force in the fight against drugs.

Seventeen people from across the county were arrested on indictments following lengthy investigations by the task force. Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the fight against drugs in the county will continue.

“As promised we have continued to investigate the drug sales in this county and surrounding counties,” Solomon said in a news release.

“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. (A lot) of the charges are for heroin, which continues to be a major problem. The drug task force focused on the heroin but as always other drugs come into play as being an issue. Some of the marijuana cases are suspected of the use and sale of medical marijuana.”

Arrested Tuesday were:

• Tyler D. Vondenberger, 24, of St. Marys, on three counts of trafficking in marijuana.

• Travis Alan Jessen, 19, of New Bremen, on one count sale of dangerous drugs.

• Todd Michael McClain, 25, of St. Marys, on one count of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in drugs.

• Joshua J. Krieg, 23, of St. Marys, on four counts of trafficking in marijuana.

• Alisha M. Gilliland, 26, of St. Marys, one two counts of the sale of dangerous drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs.

• Sara Beth Gallimore, 33, of St. Marys, one two counts of trafficking in marijuana.

• Brandon T. Hicks, 24, of St. Marys, one two counts of trafficking in marijuana, one count of trafficking in drugs and two counts of trafficking in cocaine.

• Jeffrey Lee Christian, 29, of St. Marys, one four counts of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in drugs.

• Shayne P. Wade, AKA Shayne Wade Coulter, 21, of Sidney, on two counts of trafficking in cocaine.

• Teresa Jean Hatfield, 31, of St. Marys, on one count of trafficking in heroin.

• David N. Christian, 48, of St. Marys, on five counts of trafficking in drugs.

• Debra Ann Decker, 45, of St. Marys, on two counts of trafficking in drugs.

• Susan E. Binkley, 48, of Wapakoneta, on one count of trafficking in drugs.

• Raymond Lee Adkins II, 20, of Wapakoneta, on three counts of trafficking in marijuana and one count of trafficking in drugs.

• Benjamin J. Gardner, 22, of Wapakoneta, on three counts of trafficking in marijuana and two counts of trafficking in LSD

• Adam Lee Cornett, 32, of St. Marys, on two counts of trafficking in heroin.

• Chrystyan S. Kline, 23, of St. Marys, on four counts of trafficking in cocaine.

Solomon said he expects additional arrests in the future and that the investigation into the drug activity remains ongoing.

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