Drug Arrest - 9-14-17

Adam Rodriguez and Andrew Green

Richard Swartzel and Latisha Parker

release from Celina Police Chief Tom Wale

On Wednesday, September 13th, Celina Police Dispatch received a call of suspicious activity outside the residence of 220 E. Livingston St,. Apt. D.  Celina Police arrived on scene moments later.  The male, Andrew Green, a 21 year old Wapakoneta man, was stopped and admitted to be in possession of methamphetamine, also known as “Ice”.

While on scene officers observed male in the doorway of the apartment also acting suspicious.  Upon contact the subject, Richard Swartzel, a 33 year old Coldwater man, he began concealing items believed to be drug related.  Swartzel was ordered to stop.  He fled to the back of the apartment.  Officers pursued in order to prevent evidence from being destroyed.

Swartzel did attempt to dispose of numerous items believed to be drugs of abuse.  He was then secured by officers.  He was found to be in possession of more drugs of abuse and drug paraphernalia concealed on his person.  The apartment was secured and a search warrant was obtained.

Officers seized numerous items including; cash, scales associated with weighing drugs, baggies, a box of syringes, spoons with suspected drug residue, 4 foil wrappers containing suspected drugs of abuse, 41 capsules also containing suspected drugs of abuse and a small amount of the prescription drug Diazepam which commonly abused.

Adam Rodriguez and Latisha Parker, both 26 years old and both residing at that apartment were present in the apartment and were arrested on scene.  All four are currently held in the Mercer County Jail on $100,000 bond each on various drug related charges.  The case is currently under review by Mercer County Prosecutor Matthew Fox for further felony level charges.

The Celina Police Department was assisted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s office with searching Ms. Parker and transporting prisoners.  We also thank the concerned citizen who made this all possible.