Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of two individuals on drug charges. The arrest occurred on August 29th, 2017 at 6:13 pm. Grey advised that a detective of the Celina Police Department, working with the HIT Team had observed a female driving a 1995 Buick LeSabre without a valid operator’s license. The Celina detective called this information out to other officers/deputies who were working HIT in the same area. A Coldwater Police Officer, assigned to the HIT detail spotted the female driving on Johnson Street near Linden Street in the City of Celina. A Deputy of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle at that location.
When the deputy made the stop, a male passenger fled from the vehicle as he was aware there was a warrant for his arrest. After a short distance he gave up and was taken into custody. The male, who appeared to be under the influence, admitted that he was using drugs and stated that he had thrown them inside the car. The drugs were later located by a female detective from Mercer County Sheriff’s Office inside the clothing of the female driver. Located was a plastic baggie with Methamphetamines, which was confirmed with a field test kit.
Arrested was 37 year old Michael Shane Hoagland of 1132 Kingswood Court Celina, Ohio. Hoagland was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a Felony out of Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Also arrested was the driver of the car 31 year old Samantha Codie Parker of 1400 W Market Street Apt 57 Celina, Ohio. Parker was arrested for Obstructing Official Business a Misdemeanor of the Second Degree, and Driving Under Suspension.
Hoagland had his bond sent at $150,000.00 subject to 10 percent, Parker’s bond was set at $100,000.00 subject to 10% by Celina Municipal Court Judge James Scheer. The case has been sent to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office for review of additional charges.
Sheriff Grey stated that this was a joint effort by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Celina Police Department and Coldwater Police Department as part of the “HIT Team” (Heroin Interdiction Team). Grey stated that law enforcement agencies in Mercer County will continue to fight the drug problem with every resource that we have. This will include continuing joint efforts with Celina and Coldwater Police Departments.