(5-1-19) Coldwater Police are investigating a traffic accident that happened on Tuesday afternoon and ended with drug related charges being filed against Jacob Hart (28) and Stephanie Eshleman (26).

The traffic accident happened just after 4 pm on State Route 118 when a car pulled out in front of an SUV. Hart reportedly fled, the vehicle was then followed and stopped by marked cars at the Shell station on W. Main St in Coldwater. Hartwas charged with leaving the scene of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business.

Eshleman, who was a passenger in the car,  was arrested on a charge of possessing a drug abuse instrument. She also has had an active warrant through Auglaize County

Both are being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility pending an initial appearance in Celina Municipal Court.