Ottawa County officials help raid Mercer residence for drugs



CELINA — A rural Celina man faces a variety of possible drug charges following his arrest Thursday at a residence near St. Henry.

According to Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Michael H. Lange, 37, 1874 Schroeder Rd., Celina, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Deputies from the Ottawa County Drug Task Force contacted Mercer County after an arrest in Ottawa County led them to Mercer County.

Mercer County officials applied for and were granted a search warrant for a residence at 3266 Philothea Road, St. Henry, which was executed with the assistance of Ottawa County law enforcement. Lange, who was at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Celina Municipal Court. He was found in possession of methamphetamines exceeding 16 grams.

Deputies also located drug pipes and other paraphernalia at the residence, as well as more than $1,400 in cash.

The case has been forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office for review.


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