(8-14-17) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of two individual for drug related charges. Grey stated that a deputy was checking Bunge Park on SR 29 west of Celina on Sunday August 13th at 9:16 PM. He located a male and female in the rear portion of the park, hidden from State Route 29. The park closes at sunset. During the interview with the two subjects, the deputy found signs of drug impairment. During the search of the vehicle, the deputy found marijuana and paraphernalia. He later found the male was in possession of what the deputy suspected to be Methamphetamines, which were “field tested” at the scene. The drug tested positive for Methamphetamines. The female was found to be in possession of drug abuse instruments.
Arrested was 56 year old Bryan K Couch of Harford City, Indiana. Couch was arrested for Possession of Drugs, a fifth degree felony and Criminal Trespass a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Also arrested was 50 year old Sandra Anne McDaniel of Hillard, Ohio. Mc Daniel was charged with Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments a misdemeanor of the second degree and Criminal Trespass a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Both Couch and McDaniel had their bond set at $125,000.00 per Celina Municipal Court Judge James Scheer. A copy of this case was sent to the Mercer County Prosecutor Matt Fox for his review and possibly additional charges.
Sheriff Grey stated that his deputies check all of Mercer County Parks on a frequent basis. Grey advised that these parks are for families and not criminal activity. Grey advised that his deputies will continue to check these parks in an effort to keep them safe for all Mercer County families to enjoy.