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9 face drug charges in Grand Lake blitz

Statement as issued Wednesday by the Mercer County sheriff’s office (exact street addresses removed):

Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the indictment and arrests of 9 persons on charges resulting from an investigation by the Grand Lake Task Force. The Task Force is a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize Counties. Celina Police Department also assisted the Sheriff’s Office and the Task Force with the apprehensions.

  • Bradley Hageman , age 21, C/O Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, 3 Counts of Trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 5th degree.
  • Jordan M. Helmstetter, age 20, C/O Auglaize County Detention Facility, 2 Counts Trafficking in Heroin (Felonies of the 5th degree), 1 Count Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 4th degree), 1 Count Trafficking in Methylenedioxyprovalerone (Felony of the 3rd degree).
  • Jeremy L. Welch, age 32, Washington Street, Celina, 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 5th degree).
  • Lonnie L. Spence, age 21, Haig Street, Celina, 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 5th degree).
  • Elizabeth J. Vantilburg, age 19, South Buckeye Street, Celina, 3 Counts Trafficking in Heroin (Felonies of the 5th degree).
  • Michelle K. Anthony, age 22, South Walnut Street, Celina, 1 Count Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 4th degree).
  • Dustin A. Anthony, age 26 South Walnut Street, Celina, 1 Count Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 4th degree).
  • Katelyn E. Painter, age 19, West Market Street, Celina., 1 Count Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 5th degree), 1 Count of Offenses involving a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (Felony of the 5th degree), 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin (Felony of the 4th degree), 1 Count of Trafficking in Methylenedioxyprovalerone (Felony of the 3rd degree).
  • Zachary Lentz, age 19, West Fayette Street, Celina, 3 Counts of Trafficking in Heroin (Felonies of the 5th degree), 1 Count of Offenses involving a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (Felony of the 5th degree).

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