Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his Office and the Grand Lake Task Force conducted an 8 hour drug interdiction operation on March 27, 2014. Deputies were assisted with a K-9 from Celina Police Department.
Deputies made 54 traffic stops during the operation. They issued 8 traffic citations, 46 written warnings, and 8 verbal warnings. Deputies searched 5 vehicles, and 1 residence. Deputies issued 4 misdemeanor citations (2 for possession of marijuana, and 2 for possession of drug paraphernalia). Deputies traveled 996 miles. Traffic citations included OVI, speed, driving under suspension, and child restraints.
ARRESTED AND INCARCERATED: James E. Pinson, Age 32, of 920 North Brandon Street in Celina Ohio. Was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and driving under suspension (non-compliance). After a K-9 alert, deputies searched the vehicle Mr. Pinson was driving and found suspected heroin. Additional charges are being considered.
Kevin J. Greenburg, Age 26, of 15613 Lambert Road St. Marys Ohio. Was charged with driving under suspension.
Savannah Thees, Age 26, of 222 Washington Street Celina Ohio. Was arrested on a probation violation from Auglaize County. She was turned over to Auglaize County.