MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A Celina man is facing charges after deputies say he threw drugs into a nearby dumpster as he ran away from authorities.
On August 23 around 2 pm, Task Force officers uncovered information suggesting a possible drug transaction that was about to happen.
They caught up with a 27-year-old Celina man, who was on a bicycle and appeared to be impaired.
Celina Police tried to stop him, but he took off on foot and was seen throwing an item into a nearby dumpster as he ran away.
The suspect was eventually caught by officers. The item he threw into the dumpster turned out to be a crushed cigarette package that contained 20 capsules of suspected drugs.
A syringe was found in his front shorts pockets. Further testing revealed that the syringe tested positive for fentanyl.
He is being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond. He is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of possession of drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor.
The case is under review by the Mercer County Prosecutor.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.
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