Task force conducts raids in Auglaize County


Three suspects were arrested in two drug raids in Auglaize County Tuesday.

Samuel M. Brown, 23, Shawn L. Robinson, 19, both of Waynesfield, and Justin M. James, 30, of  Lima, were taken into custody on drug trafficking charges.

Members of the Auglaize / Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, Waynesfield Police, Wapakoneta Police and Sheriff Deputies served three arrest warrants on Tuesday morning at two locations in and around Waynesfield.

The arrests were a result of drug buys made inside the village of Waynesfield and the Waynesfield area over several months. The drugs purchased were heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and illegal prescription drugs.

A fourth arrest, not connected with the Waynesfield arrests, was also made. Kristie Gillette, 20, of Celina was arrested on charges of trafficking in heroin.

“The drug issues in this county stretch from the cities to the rural areas to the small villages and we will work all of it,” said Sheriff Al Solomon.

Solomon said their investigations continue and more arrests are expected in the future.

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