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Media Release
At around 10:15PM on the night of September 4, 2017, Deputy Jake Shaw initiated a traffic stop in the City of New Carlisle.  During the course of this traffic stop, an unknown male, later discovered to be New Carlisle News reporter Andrew Grimm arrived on the scene and was injured in an officer involved shooting.  The investigation into this shooting has been turned over to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations for the State of Ohio.  Deputy Shaw has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation and will attend critical incident debriefing.  Our hearts and prayers are with Mr. Grimm as he recovers and with Deputy Jake Shaw and we ask the community to keep both of them in your hearts and prayers as well.

Media Release
On 9/6/17 at 0950 hrs the Clark County Sheriff's Office conducted a narcotic search warrant at 408 1/2 Chestnut Ave in the City of Springfield.  The search warrant was a result of a month and a half long investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit.  Investigators discovered inside large amounts of narcotics and cash.  Additionally two suspects, Diamond McClanahan and Christy Wilox were taken into custody.  Investigators discovered 25.9 ounces of a crystal substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $32,000, 7.2 ounces of a tan powder substance believed to be a cocaine and fentanyl mixture with a street value of approximately $28,800 and approximately 16 ounces of a liquefied substance believed to be an undried form of cocaine fentanyl mixture with a street value of approximately $64,000.  Also located within residence was $3500.00 in cash, a small amount of prescription pills, and large amounts of drug paraphernalia.  Diamond McClanahan and Christy Wilcox were placed under arrest and transported to the Clark County Jail where they were booked on one count of felony drug possession and one count of trafficking in drugs.  They will be arraigned the Springfield Municipal Court on Wednesday, September 7, 2017 at 1030 hrs.  This continues to be an ongoing investigation and more charges will be presented to the Clark County Grand Jury in the near future.

Media Release
On the afternoon of Monday, September 18, 2017 the Clark County Sheriff's Office received a call from Box King, located at 1125 N Bechtle Ave in reference to a suspicious package that was being mailed out.  Investigators responded and upon inspection of the package it was found that 70 tablets of Hydrocodone tablets were hidden inside a children's toy.  The package was destined for an address in Asheville, NC and the return address and name was determined to be falsified.  Clark County Sheriff's Investigators contacted Asheville, NC Police Department and passed the delivery information onto them.  Asheville Narcotics Officers were able to positively identify the recipient of the package and he was picked up the this morning in Asheville.  The suspect who mailed the package, Jason M Rager, was positively identified with intelligence obtained from Asheville PD.  Clark County Detectives made contact with Mr. Rager at his residence and he was placed under arrest for one count of trafficking in drugs and one count of possession of drugs.  He was housed in the Clark County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Springfield Municipal Court on 9-20-2017 at 1030 hrs.

Media Release
The Clark County Sheriff's Office has once again received a grant from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) through the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Traffic Safety Office. Enforcement overtime. The Grant is divided into two parts. The Sheriff's Office will utilize the $71,406.48 to place additional deputies on county roadways to enforce traffic violations and search for impaired drivers. This funding will benefit the citizens of Clark County by contributing to the Clark County Sheriff's Office continual mission of saving lives by keeping our roadways and residents safe.

Sheriff Deborah K. Burchett and the members of the Office would like to thank the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Traffic Safety Office for their assistance in obtaining this grant funding and their continued support.  Any additional questions regarding this release can be directed to Major Andy Reynolds at 937-521-2052.