Drug Bust in Celina
September 16, 2014-
On Monday, September 15, 2014, officers from the Celina police Department were conducting surveillance on a suspected drug house at 303 W. Fulton Street. Two people were observed leaving the residence, one of which was James Thomas and was known to have a warrant for his arrest for a probation violation. Ptl. Brian Taylor stopped and arrested Thomas. At the time of the arrest, Thomas had 8 capsules of suspected heroin and a syringe in his possession.
As a result of the surveillance and arrest a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Entry had to be forced. Inside, officers located Megan Smith, the tenant. Officers found 13 additional capsules of suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia, as well as a suspected meth lab.
Megan Smith was arrested for possession and is being held in the Mercer County jail pending filing of formal charges. James Thomas is being held as well on a probation violation. More charges are expected after review by the Mercer Co. Prosecutor's Office.
Authorities urge anyone who observes unusual activity, please contact local authorities.
News Release from Celina Police Department