Sheriff announces 6th arrest in Mercer County drug sweep

Joshua James (Mercer County Sheriff's Office)
Joshua James (Mercer County Sheriff's Office)

CELINA, Ohio (WDTN) – A sixth person is facing charges in connection with a drug indictment in Mercer County.

Sheriff Jeff Grey says Joshua T. James was arrested Wednesday night in Shelby County. James is charged with one count of aggravated trafficking.

Grey says three other people are wanted in connection with the investigation.

Earlier Wednesday, five suspects were arrested by the Grand Lake Task Force, a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize Counties. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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