(3-7-18) On Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at about 12:00 PM, Celina Police Patrolman Brian Taylor observed a male he knew as 44 year old James D. Thompson of 217 Parkview Dr., Celina, driving on Grand Lake Rd. Patrolman Taylor knew Thompson to have a suspended driver’s license. Patrolman Taylor conducted a traffic stop with James Thompson on Grand Lake Road.
Through the course of the stop and subsequent interview with Thompson, Thompson admitted he was in possession of meth. A search produced approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia, including several glass pipes for smoking meth.
Thompson is being held in the Mercer Co. Jail on charges of possession of drugs, a felony of the 3rd degree. His bond was set at $100,000 by Judge Kathy Speelman. The case has been referred to the Mercer Co. Prosecutor, Matthew K. Fox for review and prosecution.
Celina Police were assisted on scene by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force including another Celina officer and deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.