Coldwater men arrested in Mercer County drug bust

MERCER COUNTY — Two Coldwater men are in police custody after being arrested in a drug bust last night.

Zachary Frazier, 31, and Alan Bricher, 29, were both arrested and charged with drug possession, according to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to Sheriff Jeff Grey, detectives received information that surveilled Frazier as he went to the Dayton area to purchase fentanyl.

When he came back to Mercer County, a deputy stopped Frazier for a lanes of travel violation in State Route 118 near Lange Road. During the traffic stop, detectives contacted Coldwater Police to request an on-duty K9.

The K9 alerted officers to Frazier’s vehicle and it led to a search of the vehicle.

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During the search, detectives 47.53 grams of fentanyl in baggies. Grey said a fatal dose of fentanyl is considered to be two milligrams.

Detectives gathered information during the stop which allowed them to receive a search warrant for Bricher’s residence. During the search, additional narcotics and drug paraphernalia were located.

Both men were taken into custody and had their bond set at $250,000 each.