MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a suspect allegedly tried to bring drugs into the jail on Sunday.

According to a release, 32-year-old David Wheeler was booked into the jail after he was first arrested by Celina Police for OVI on Sunday, Oct. 30. Prior to entering the secured booking area of the facility, deputies located a white pill on Wheeler. Continuing on through the booking process, as Mercer County Corrections Deputies were inventorying Wheeler’s personal property, they located a rolled-up dollar bill, which contained a white powdery substance inside.  

The Sheriff’s Office says Fentanyl and methamphetamine came back positive after a preliminary test of the white substance.

Wheeler is currently being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on:

  • One count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired (OVI)
  • One count of Illegal Conveyance of Drugs of Abuse, a third-degree felony

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s office was contacted and the report will be turned over to the office for review.