Jul 10, 2018

Parolee arrested on drug charges after his young child was found wandering unsupervised

Information submitted:

On July 9th at about 2:39 pm Celina Police officers responded to 913 Murlin St. regarding a 3 year old child unsupervised outside. It was found that the child had been wandering around the Reynolds and Reynolds property and parking lot which is across the street from the residence. The father of the child, 23 year old Austin P. Swartz had been asleep in the residence while the child was outside.

Mr. Swartz is on parole with Ohio Adult Parole. Celina Police assisted a parole officer with a search of the premises. Located was over 500 grams of suspected marijuana, suspected LSD, a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Austin Swartz was arrested for possession of drugs, a felony of the 5th degree and endangering children a misdemeanor of the 1st degree.

This case is currently under review by the Mercer Co. Prosecutor, Matthew K. Fox.

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