(1-13-23) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of 3 individuals on drug related charges during a HIT Operation (Heroin Interdiction Team), on Thursday, January 12th.  The HIT Team is made up of members of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and the Celina Police Department.  St. Henry Police Department also assisted.

The HIT Team made 6 traffic stops, issued 5 written warnings, and 2 traffic citations.  

Mann, Schlarman and Franklin
  • Darryl Mann (62) was arrested on a 5th degree felony charge of possession of drugs.
  • Katie Schlarman (31) was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug abuse instruments
  • Tyler Franklin (22) was arrested on a 5th degree felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

All three suspects are being housed at the Mercer County Adult Detention Center pending appearances in Celina Municipal Court. 

The cases have been forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review and filing of formal charges.