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Updated: 10:11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Posted: 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6 arrested in Grand Lake Task Force drug bust

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Drug paraphernalia, Celina drug bust, Mercer County, June 25, 2014 photo

This drug paraphernalia was seized from a residence at the Farm View Estates during a Grand Lake Task Force drug bust, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

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Part of Celina drug bust, Mercer County, June 25, 2014 photo
Courtesy: Mercer County Sheriff's Office

These weapons were seized from an apartment on Westbank Road in Celina during a Grand Lake Task Force drug bust, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

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Quinn Staugler
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Dennis Clutter

By Breaking News Staff

CELINA —

A drug bust by the Grand Lake Task Force has resulted in the arrests of six people and the confiscation of suspected drugs, $1,701 in cash and several firearms.

Four men and one woman taken into custody, and range in age from 25 to 54, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said Wednesday afternoon. A sixth arrest was announced Thursday morning.

Three other individuals are still being sought by deputies, Grey said.

Suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $715 in cash were seized on a search warrant from 1035 Westbank Road, Apt. C, the residence of Quinn Staugler, 24, one of those arrested, the sheriff said.

Five long guns, a triple-barrel shotgun, two hand guns, suspected marijuana and heroin, drug paraphernalia, pills and $986 in cash were seized on a warrant from Farm View Estates, 800 Touvelle, Apt. 1, the residence of Marcus Koester, 25, another of those arrested, Grey said.

The task force is a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize counties.

Celina police assisted in making the apprehensions of Staugler and Koester, each of whom are indicted on three counts of felony drug trafficking (marijuana) and the others:

  • Dennis Clutter, 54, one count of felony drug possession (heroin). He's in the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility.
  • William Culver Jr., 49, one count of felony drug possession (heroin). He, too, is in the detention facility.
  • Savannah Thees, 26, 222 Washington St., is indicted on one count of felony drug trafficking (heroin).
  • Joshua T. James, last known address was 637 Hierholzer Street in Celina, indicted for one count of aggravated trafficking (methylphenidate, a Schedule II drug).

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