Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office discovers drugs on woman

By Merri Hanjora -



WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County corrections officers found more than 50 grams of a substance suspected to be heroin on a female inmate brought in by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

According to a press release by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, at approximately 9:27 p.m. May 28, correction officers were dealing with Jamie L. Clay, 30, of Richmond, Kentucky. Clay had been picked up by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for an outstanding warrant out of Wood County, Ohio, for failing to appear.

Correction officers saw Clay throw an object in the trash. They discovered a plastic bag containing suspected drugs that she allegedly had inserted into a body cavity. Correction officers, deputies and members of the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force began an investigation. Preliminary tests show the substance to be heroin with a weight in excess of 50 grams.

Clay is currently being held in the Auglaize County Correctional Center on the fugitive warrant and now faces charges of possession of heroin in excess of 50 grams, a first-degree felony, and conveyance of illegal substance into a correctional facility, a third-degree felony.

“This is an awesome job done by the correctional officers who have to watch anything and everything and everybody all the time. They continue to do a tremendous job every day,” Solomon said in the press release.

The matter remains under investigation by the Drug Task Force, Deputies and the Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


By Merri Hanjora

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