Officer Arrests Celina Man On Drug Charge

CELINA — For the second time in three days a traffic stop has led to the seizure of a significant amount of heroin.  

On Sunday, Celina Police Officer Brian Taylor recognized Zachery Frazier as the subject drove north on Main Street.  The officer was aware that Frazier was under suspension from the state of Ohio.  He confirmed this information through a computer check and stopped the vehicle at a residence in the 100 block of East Wayne Street at 2:33 p.m. Sunday  

Frazier was taken into custody at the scene of the stop.  During the search incident to arrest officers found he was allegedly in possession of 14 bindles of heroin.  A bindle consists of a piece of foil wrapped paper, similar to what is found inside a pack of cigarettes, folded over itself to form a container to hold heroin.

Frazier was incarcerated in the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on a $100,000 bond.  He is facing three traffic charges, along with possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony.  

On Friday, Celina Police Officer Andy Regedanz was on bicycle patrol when he stopped Benjamin Cordier for driving under suspension. That traffic stop led to the seizure of heroin and a syringe from Cordier, and the issuance of a search warrant for his home at 306 S. Brandon Ave.   Additional drugs and paraphernalia were found in the home.

The suspects from both of these traffic stops are expected to make their initial appearances in court this week.