Celina Couple Faces Heroin Charges

CELINA — A Celina couple is facing felony charges in connection with a Celina Police Department investigation into heroin sales within the city.  

On Wednesday, officers were able to substantiate information concerning heroin allegedly being sold out of a trailer located at 537 Touvelle St.  Members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force were contacted for assistance in monitoring the residence.

Before a search warrant for the trailer could be obtained, one of the suspects returned home.  Contact was made upon his return.  The Celina Police Department’s canine, Ted, checked the vehicle that the suspect arrived in and alerted to the presence of drugs within that vehicle.  Search warrants for the suspect’s vehicle and the trailer were secured and officers served the warrants upon both the car and home at approximately 5:10 p.m. Wednesday.  

Heroin, with a street value of approximately $1,400, was found in the vehicle.  Also confiscated from the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix was small foil bindle containing plastic and possible residual illegal substances.  A small amount of cash that was present with the suspected heroin was also held.  The vehicle was impounded by the Celina Police Department.  

Inside the trailer officers recovered a small amount of marijuana, a 9mm Beretta pistol and a small amount of cash.  Statements from the suspects indicate the heroin that was recovered in the vehicle had just been purchased in Dayton that afternoon.  

The couple, who live at the residence, was taken into custody and are being held at the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility.  Their names are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges.  Those charges are expected to be filed on Thursday afternoon.  The investigation into the distribution of heroin from this location is being continued by members of the Celina Police Department and the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.