Seven people were arrested on Friday in Auglaize County due to numerous drug-related charges.
The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the Grand Lake Task Force. Those arrested were Wayne Storer, Dustin Gross, Trevor Poppe, Dustin Pahanish, Nathan Carder, Bryan Wessel, and Tyler Smith. The drug charges ranged from fentanyl to meth.
Sheriff Soloman says there may be more arrests coming and these cases are still under investigation.
Media Release on behalf of the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Al Solomon released the names and charges against 7 individuals arrested on Friday on numerous drug charges. The Grand Lake Task Force and local officers went out Friday afternoon with Grand Jury Indictments in hand and began the process of making the arrests. The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the Grand Lake Task Force. Agencies involved in the cases and arrests are the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, The Grand Lake Task Force, and Task Force Members, the Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office, Wapakoneta Police, St. Mary’s Police, Cridersville Police, and New Bremen Police.
Sheriff Solomon stated, "He is happy with the amount of arrest and the hard work of the law enforcement officers involved. There may be more arrests coming. The cases are still under investigation so there will be no further comment at this time".
Those arrested are:
Wayne L Storer, St. Marys- One count trafficking methamphetamines
One count trafficking Fentanyl
One count possession of Methamphetamines
Dustin L Gross, Celina - One count trafficking Fentanyl
Trevor T Poppe, St. Marys - Two counts trafficking Alprazolam
One Count trafficking Methamphetamines/Fentanyl
One count trafficking (offer) Oxycodone
Dustin A Pahanish, Wapakoneta – One count trafficking Methamphetamines
One count trafficking Methamphetamines (Offer)
Nathan L Carder, Wapakoneta – One Count possession of Methamphetamines
Bryan L Wessel, Cridersville – One count Tampering
One count Possession of Hydrocodone
Tyler D Smith, Cridersville – One count possession of Cocaine