Mercer County Sheriff's Office Arrests 12 On Various Drug Charges (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

Mercer County Sheriff's Office Arrests 12 On Various Drug Charges (PHOTOS)

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    Joshua Bensing, Age 28, Celina Ohio, 1 Count of Trafficking in Marijuana, a Felony of 5th Degree, 2 Counts of Trafficking in Marijuana, Felonies of the 4th Degree.

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April 10, 2013 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 2:56 AM EDT

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (www.incnow.tv) -- Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the indictment and arrests of 12 people on several different drug charges.

All charges are 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. Deputies were assisted by the Celina Police Department.

ARRESTED:

James C. Prater, Age 23, Celina, Ohio, 3 Counts of trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 5th Degree, 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin, Felony of the 4th Degree.

Krista Hromish, Age 23, Celina, Ohio, 3 Counts of trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 5th Degree.

Crystal Brock, Age 22, Celina, Ohio, 1 Count of Possession of Methamphetamines, a Felony of the 5th Degree. ** This was a Coldwater Police Department Case ** She was arrested on 4-5-2013.

Douglas Gilliland, Age 24, Care of the Mercer County Detention Facility, 3 Counts of Trafficking in Drugs (Hydrocodone Schedule III Controlled Substance), Felonies of the 5th Degree.

Jennifer Woods, Age 22, Celina, Ohio, 1 Count of Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine Schedule III Controlled Substance), a Felony of the 5th Degree, 2 Counts of Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine Schedule III Controlled Substance), Felonies of the 4th Degree. ** Currently incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail on unrelated charges.

Kerry Howell, Age 24, Celina, Ohio, 3 Counts of trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 5th Degree

Caroline Gilliland, Age 50, Celina, Ohio, 2 Counts of Trafficking in Drugs (Hydrocodone Schedule III Controlled Substance), Felonies of the 5th Degree.

Joseph Hammond, Age 26, Celina, Ohio, 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin, a Felony of the 5th Degree, 2 Counts of Trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 4th Degree.

Juanita M. Ginter, Age 36, Celina, Ohio, 3 Counts of Trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 5th Degree, 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin, a Felony of the 4th Degree.

Cindy Maxwell, Age 31, Celina, Ohio, 3 Counts of trafficking in Heroin, Felonies of the 5th Degree.

Joshua Bensing, Age 28, Celina Ohio, 1 Count of Trafficking in Marijuana, a Felony of 5th Degree, 2 Counts of Trafficking in Marijuana, Felonies of the 4th Degree.

George Darland, Age 20, Care of the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, 1 Count of Offenses Involving Counterfeit Controlled Substance, a Felony of the 5th Degree, 1 Count of Offenses Involving Unapproved Drugs, a Felony of the 5th Degree. Darland was arrested in Allen County Indiana, and was transported to Mercer County.




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