Four arrested by HIT Team after community tips, traffic stop

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Four arrested by HIT Team after community tips, traffic stop


Casey W. Hammond, Jason E. Niemeyer, Adam L. Cornett, Wesley W. Elam

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Four people were arrested in Mercer County for drug use and activity.
The Mercer County Sheriff reports that the Grand Lake Task Force and HIT Team (which consist of Law Enforcement Deputies/Officers from Mercer and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Celina Police Department, and Coldwater Police Department), made several arrests Monday.

Approximately 12:34 p.m., Deputies witnessed Jason E. Niemeyer, age 39 enter his residence at 608 North Walnut Street, Celina, Ohio. Knowing there was a warrant for his arrest for drug trafficking, (resulting from tips from the community), deputies made contact with Niemeyer. While there, deputies witnessed the presence of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia and applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence. In the execution and search of the residence, suspected drugs, drug paraphernalia, and cash was seized.

Also arrested at the residence was a Wesley W. Elam, age 26 for a parole violation.

Approximately 11:17 a.m., during a traffic stop on Wayne Street in the city of Celina, officers arrested Casey W. Hammond, age 35 for a warrant for contempt of court, original charge of nonsupport through Celina Municipal Court. After Mercer County K-9, Franko alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, a passenger, Adam L. Cornett, age 37, was arrested for the possession of drug abuse instruments (syringe).