Two dozen indicted on drug charges in Mercer County


Top, from left, Anderson, Dugger and Craig Hall; middle, from left, Tina Hall, Kittle and Roy Schmidt; bottom, from left, Springer, Thompson and Toler.

Top, from left, Anderson, Dugger and Craig Hall; middle, from left, Tina Hall, Kittle and Roy Schmidt; bottom, from left, Springer, Thompson and Toler.


CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported arresting 11 people and taking them to the Mercer County jail Wednesday on drug-related indictments totaling 32 felony counts.

An additional 13 individuals already incarcerated in the Mercer County jail were served, and three additional persons who are currently incarcerated in other correctional institutions were indicted on 10 felony counts.

Gray said there are three additional persons that have been issued summons on indictments for a total of six felony counts. The names of the persons currently incarcerated in prisons, and those indictments issued as summons, are not being released until they have been served.

Deputies are also looking for an additional seven individuals who have been indicted that are currently at-large.

Officers during the arrests recovered drug paraphernalia, and suspected cocaine and methamphetamine.

These charges are the result of investigations by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Lake Task Force, and the Celina Police Department. Many of the charges and arrests are results of tips from the community. The Celina Police Department assisted deputies with these apprehensions.

Those arrested included: (Unless otherwise noted, charges are fourth- and fifth-degree felonies.)

Christopher Anderson, 40, Celina, one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony.

Joshua P. Bernholt, 30, Celina, one count of aggravated possession of drugs and one count of possession of drug abuse instruments.

Craig Hall, 54, Celina, four counts aggravated trafficking in drugs, all third degree felonies.

Tina Hall, 52, Celina, four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, all third-degree felonies.

Maria McBride, 41, Celina, two counts of trafficking in drugs.

Roy M. Schmidt II, 35, Celina, two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, third-degree felonies.

Rebecca Springer, 58, Celina, one count of trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony.

Alissa Tebbe, 25, Coldwater, one count of possession of cocaine.

James D. Thompson, 45, Celina, two counts of trafficking in drugs, each third-degree felonies, and one count of trafficking in hashish.

Michael Toler, 50, Celina, two counts aggravated trafficking in drugs, including one third-degree felony.

Nathan Watkins, 25, Celina, four counts of trafficking in drugs, three counts of trafficking in heroin and two counts of trafficking in cocaine.

Jesse Williams, 35, Celina one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of trafficking in cocaine.

Served their indictments in jail were:

Orlando Candelaria Jr. one count trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance and one count aggravated possession of drugs.

Deven Dugger, 22, one count of burglary, a third-degree felony, and one count of theft from a person in a protected class.

Gregory Edwards, 52, one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Kiah Helmer, 22, one count possession of LSD and one count aggravated possession of drugs.

Kelly Hooks, 39, one count aggravated possession of drugs and one count trafficking in cocaine.

Billie J. Huston, 37, one count aggravated possession of drugs.

Paige King, 20, one count aggravated possession of drugs.

Joshua Kittle, 35, one count possession of heroin, one count tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree, and one count possession of drug abuse instruments.

Damion Post, 32, one count possession of a fentanyl-related compound and one count of possession of drug abuse instruments.

Kelli Rutter, 22, charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin.

Jeremy Stineback, 40, five counts aggravated possession of drugs.

Angel Storck, 29, one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Charles Tester, 30, one count aggravated possession of drugs.

Top, from left, Anderson, Dugger and Craig Hall; middle, from left, Tina Hall, Kittle and Roy Schmidt; bottom, from left, Springer, Thompson and Toler.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/12/web1_Combined.jpgTop, from left, Anderson, Dugger and Craig Hall; middle, from left, Tina Hall, Kittle and Roy Schmidt; bottom, from left, Springer, Thompson and Toler.

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