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Posted: 6:54 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sidney drug investigation nets arrests, indictments


Josh Arnett photo
Josh Arnett
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Ronald Eilerman

By Breaking News Staff


A continuing Sidney drug investigation has resulted in the arrests of two men on warrants issued Thursday.

The indictments against 22 people on 70 drug related offenses are the result of "long term investigational efforts" by the Sidney police narcotics unit, Capt. J.A. Tangeman said in a prepared statement.

The arrests occurred at about 3:30 p.m. during a search of several residences stemming from suspected crimes involving drug use and possession. Information from concerned citizens helped police secure the warrants in their continuing efforts to combat drug abuse and trafficking, Tangeman said.

Ronald Eilerman, 29, address not available, and Josh Arnett, 30, 402 E. Court St., were taken to the Shelby County Jail. Both are being detained on multiple counts of felony drug trafficking in heroin, according to Sidney police.

Six other people already in jail in various places will be served with arrest warrants on the Sidney drug case at a later date, according to the police department. They are:

  • Donald Hewitt, 36, five counts of drug trafficking (heroin).
  • Craig Strunk, 31, five counts of drug trafficking (crack cocaine.)
  • Jacob Stone, 24, three counts of trafficking (heroin).
  • Ryan Clark, 25, four counts trafficking (heroin).
  • Shane Skeens, 45, single counts of trafficking (heroin and cocaine).
  • Jessica Carter, 28, two counts drug trafficking.


Clark and Skeens are in the Shelby County Jail on cash-only bonds, according to online jail records.

Stone already is serving time in the jail on misdemeanor charges of contempt and disorderly conduct involving an unrelated traffic case.

If you have any information about drug activity in the area, you are asked to call Sidney police at 937-498-8777.

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