CELINA — A traffic stop Thursday in Celina resulted in the arrests of three county residents on drug-related charges.
According to a statement from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, a K-9 from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office initiated the traffic stop. Drug paraphernalia and a baggie with white crystal substance were located in the vehicle. The substance was field tested and was positive for methamphetamine, said Grey.
Taken into custody were the vehicle’s two occupants. Angel A. Storck, 29, of Celina, was arrested and taken to the Mercer County jail for possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Matthew J. Broerman, 28, of St. Henry, was booked into the jail on the same charge.
The HIT unit also developed information and conducted a subsequent investigation that led to a search warrant and an additional arrest unrelated to the traffic stop. Deputies received a search warrant for a residence located at 314 Stella St. in Celina. Numerous drug items were found throughout the residence. Suspected marijuana, crystal meth and other substances were also located. Officers also recovered a loaded Ruger LCP .380 caliber handgun found inside the residence.
Paige K. King, 20, a resident of the home, was arrested and taken to jail on charges of possession of drugs.
Both cases will be referred to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review. HIT is comprised of deputies and officers from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Celina PD and Coldwater PD. These incidents remain under investigation.