Sheriff Al Solomon released the names and charges against 17 Auglaize County individuals arrested Tuesday on numerous drug charges.  The Grand Lake Drug Task Force and local officers went out Tuesday morning with Grand Jury Indictments in hand and began the process of making the arrests.   The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the task force.    Agencies involved in the cases and arrests are The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, The Grand Lake Drug Task Force and Task Force members, The Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office, Wapakoneta Police, St. Marys Police, New Bremen Police, and Cridersville Police.

Sheriff Solomon stated he is happy with the amount of arrests and the hard work of the deputies and officers but is unhappy about the amount of drug activity happening in this county and surrounding counties.  “As promised we have continued to investigate the drug sales in this county and surrounding counties.  This agency along with others has spent a lot of time, resources and money combating the drug issues and will continue to do so.  It is a problem that we will always fight.  We will not give up.  Lots of the charges are for heroin which continues to be a major problem.  The Drug Task Force focused on the heroin but as always other drugs come into play as being an issue.  Some of the marijuana cases are suspected of the use and sale of medical marijuana.

Those arrested are:

Tyler D. Vondenberger, 24, St. Marys. Three counts trafficking in marijuana.

Travis Alan Jessen, 19, New Bremen. One count sale of dangerous drugs.

Todd Michael McClain, 25, St. Marys. One count trafficking in heroin, one count trafficking in drugs.

Joshua J. Krieg, 23, St. Marys. Four counts trafficking in marijuana.

Alisha M. Gilliland, 26, St. Marys. Two counts sale of dangerous drugs and two counts trafficking in drugs.

Sara Beth Gallimore, 33, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in marijuana.

Brandon T. Hicks, 24, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in marijuana, one count trafficking in drugs, two counts trafficking in cocaine.

Jeffrey Lee Christian, 29, St. Marys.  Four counts trafficking in heroin, one count trafficking in drugs.

Shayne P. Wade AKA Shayne Wade Coulter, 21, Sidney. Two counts trafficking in cocaine.

Teresa Jean Hatfield, 31, St. Marys. One count trafficking in heroin.

David N. Christian, 48, St. Marys.  Five counts trafficking in drugs.

Debra Ann Decker, 45, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in drugs.

Susan E. Binkley, 48, Wapakoneta. One count trafficking in drugs.

Raymond Lee Adkins II., 20, Wapakoneta. Three counts trafficking in marijuana, one count trafficking in drugs.

Benjamin J. Gardner, 22, Wapakoneta. Three counts trafficking in marijuana, two counts trafficking in L.S.D.

Adam Lee Cornett, 32, St. Marys. Two counts trafficking in heroin.

Chrystyan S. Kline, 23, St. Marys. Four counts trafficking in cocaine.

Sheriff Solomon added “additional arrests are expected in the future and the investigation continues on these people arrested and others in the community, that have not been caught…yet……”