2 Arrested Following Traffic Stop

NEW KNOXVILLE — Two Mercer County men were arrested in New Knoxville following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force conducted surveillance on a vehicle that was suspected on carrying illegal drugs. As the vehicle entered Auglaize County, it was stopped by a deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office at the Marathon gas station in New Knoxville.

Deputies allegedly found heroin on Timothy J. Garman, 49, of Celina. Garman was arrested at the scene and transported to the Auglaize County Jail. Another person in the vehicle was arrested on a Mercer County probation violation. Seth T. Hall, 27, of Celina, was taken into custody and transported to Mercer County.  Other drug related paraphernalia items were also allegedly located in the vehicle.

Two other passengers in the vehicle were Tina K. Hall, 48, and Craig Hall, 49, both Celina. The two were released pending further investigation.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon commended the effectiveness of the two agencies working together to fight the drug issues in both counties, specifically heroin.