Suspicious person call leads to drug arrest in Mercer County

Shane Burk mugshot/Mercer County Sheriff's Office

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Authorities investigating a suspicious person call in Washington Township made a drug arrest on Monday.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office went to a home in Washington Township after a person called and said a suspicious man was in a truck in his driveway.

Deputies found a man who was disoriented and unaware of his surroundings. The truck he was in did not belong to him and deputies could not make contact with the registered owner from Lima.

When a tow truck arrived to remove the truck from the scene, deputies found small baggies containing methamphetamines.

Methamphetamines found by authorities in Mercer County

Deputies arrested 47-year-old Shane Richard Burk from Ohio City, Ohio on felony fifth degree Possession of Drugs. Burk is being held in the Mercer County Jail on $150,000 bond.

The case is being sent to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review of additional charges.

The Coldwater Police Department assisted the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation. 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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