Several people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday in Defiance County following lengthy undercover drug investigation.

Officials with the MultiArea Narcotics Task Force (MAN Unit) were assisted by deputies with the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, officers with the Defiance Police Department and numerous other departments including Defiance County Common Pleas Court, Defiance County Prosecutor’s Office, Child Protective Services, Adult Parole Authority in rounding up several of the individuals following indictments by a Defiance County grand jury. Many of the suspects apprehended Tuesday also appeared in Defiance County Common Pleas Court that day.

MAN Unit director Doug Engel said the Tuesday’s roundup was the result of a two-year investigation by the agency that focused primarily on cocaine and heroin-related offenses.

“The drug agents have spent thousands of hours working this operation and should be applauded for their hard work,” said Engel. He said many of the individuals indicted are “mid- to upper-level drug traffickers” who have allegedly been involved in selling larger amounts of narcotics. “This was a major organization that we have infiltrated and dismantled,” said Engel.

Defiance County Prosecutor Morris Murray said his office continues to work closely with the local law enforcement agencies, and particularly the MAN Unit, in prosecuting the offenders. “This is part of the continuing effort to deal with the (drug problem) locally.”

Indicted were:
• James Kraegel, 26, Paulding, trafficking in cocaine, a third-degree felony; trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Kraegel pleaded not
guilty and was given a personal recognizance bond. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17.

• San Juanita Kimmet, 32, 1221 Ayersville Ave., trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony. Kimmet pleaded not guilty and was given a personal recognizance bond. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 14.

• Jason Justinger, 31, 901 Warren St., two counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies. Justinger was given a personal recognizance. He was ordered to reappear today for arraignment.

• Patience McCoy, 25, 1003 Harrison Ave., two counts of trafficking in heroin, each fifth-degree felonies. McCoy pleaded not guilty and was given a personal recognizance bond. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17.

• Kristy Cereghin, 36, 1221 Ayersville Ave., two counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourthdegree felony; and two counts permitting drug abuse, each fifth-degree felonies. Cereghin was given a personal recognizance bond. She is scheduled to appear for arraignment on Sept. 1.

• Michelle Muniz, 31, 1567 S. Clinton St., two counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies; and three counts of permitting drug abuse, fifth-degree felonies. Muniz was given a personal ecognizance bond and was ordered to reappear today for arraignment.

• Bobby Perez, 37, 844 N. Clinton St., two counts of trafficking in cocaine, third- and fourth-degree felonies; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Perez was given a personal recognizance bond and was ordered to reappear today for arraignment.

• Nicholas Salinas, 31, 1225 Ayersville Ave., two counts of trafficking in heroin, each fifth-degree felonies. Salinas was given a personal recognizance bond. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment on Sept. 1.

• Jason Dodson, 36, 02639 Domersville Road, two counts of trafficking in cocaine, each fourth-degree felonies; and trafficking in cocaine, a second-degree felony. Dodson pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent cash option. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 18.

• Rolando Valle, 35, 931 Indian Bridge Lane, three counts of trafficking in cocaine, first-, second- and fifth-degree felonies; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. Valle pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $250,000 with a 10 percent cash option. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17.

• Roberto Sanchez, 67, 622 Riverside Ave., five counts of trafficking in cocaine, first-, second- and third-degree felonies; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. Sanchez’s bond was set at $500,000 with a 10 percent cash option. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment on Sept. 1.

• Robert Michael Sanchez III, 20, 647 Washington St., two counts of trafficking in cocaine, each second-degree felonies; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. Sanchez’s bond was set at $250,000 with a 10 percent cash option. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment on Aug. 31.

• Anita Sanchez, 54, 939 Harrison Ave., trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. Sanchez pleaded not guilty. Her bond was set at $300,000 with a 10 percent cash option. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 16.

• Eric Mason, 26, 837 Indian Bridge Lane, possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of cocaine, a fifthdegree felony. Mason pleaded not guilty and was given a personal recognizance bond. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17.

• Adren Coressel, 24, 1676 Terrawenda Drive, two counts of possession of heroin, each fifth-degree felonies. Coressel pleaded not guilty. His bond was ordered to be continued at $25,000 with a 10 percent cash option from a previously appearance in Defiance Municipal Court. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 14.

• Dustin Boroff, 25, Oakwood, aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony. Boroff’s court appearance is pending.

• Benjamin Smith II, 31, 08306 Ohio 18, three counts of trafficking in cocaine, third-, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies; two counts of trafficking in heroin, each fifth-degree felonies; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. Smith’s court appearance is pending.

• Lonnie Gwinn, 38, 1075 Harrison Ave., three counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth- and fifth- degree felonies. Gwinn’s court appearance is pending.

• Andrew Smith, 26, address unavailable, two counts of trafficking in cocaine, first- and second-degree felonies; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Smith’s court appearance is pending.

• Julianne Gallmann, 29, address unavailable, trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Gallmann’s court appearance is pending.

• Jeremy Duslak, 23, 217 E. Broadway Ave., possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. Duslak’s court appearance is pending.

• Tyler Kunsman, 29, address unavailable, aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Kunsman’s court appearance is pending.

• Cara Phillips, 27, 1803 Elmwood Drive, aggravated trafficking in drug, a third-degree felony; and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Phillips’ court appearance is pending.

• Victoria Raya, 31, address unavailable, trafficking in heroin, a fourthdegree felony. Raya’s court appearance is pending.

Additional arrests are pending