Several of the individuals arrested before Christmas in a multi-county, multi-agency drug bust have entered pleas as they prepare for trial.

The seven suspects, believed by authorities to be involved in the interstate drug trade, face numerous charges stemming from a year-long investigation featuring 10 law enforcement agencies that also managed to recover several pounds of methamphetamine.

The investigation came to a head in late December when several subjects allegedly carried out an armed robbery in the 2700 block of the Bend Road in Defiance County and, in a related incident, later allegedly fired a gun from a vehicle into a residence in the 18000 block of Switzer Road, with one person at the scene sustaining superficial injuries.

The following day, the Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force (MAN Unit) executed then-unrelated warrants for drug-related incidents at a Bryan residence. At that time, officials said undisclosed evidence related to the two aforementioned incidents in Defiance County was recovered. The residence was said to contain drugs “in plain view.” Three arrests were made at that time.

Following those three arrests, utilizing evidence from the Bryan residence, several days later, four additional arrests were made.

Luke A. Daenens: In the Defiance County Court of Common Pleas, Daenens, 21, of Defiance, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and drug trafficking. In a separate indictment, Daenens pleaded not guilty to felony counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity with a specification for forfeiture of a weapon, aggravated trafficking drugs, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Daenens’ bond was set at $150,000 with 10 percent permitted.

In Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, Daenens pleaded not guilty to felony counts of drug trafficking, one count of permitting drug abuse and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. His bond in that court system was set at $50,000 with no 10 percent permitted.

Daenens remains incarcerated at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

Daenens was among the three arrested a the Bryan residence.

Kayla M. Hahn: Hahn, 21, of Napoleon, has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of aggravated drug trafficking, two counts of permitting drug abuse (one using a vehicle in commission of a felony) and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. Her bond was set at $100,000 with no 10 percent payment permitted.

In the Defiance County Court of Common Pleas, Hahn has not yet entered a plea to felony charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity with specification for forfeiture of a weapon; aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine and three counts aggravated possession of drugs. Her bond in that court system was set at $250,000 with 10 percent allowed.

In a separate indictment, Hahn is charged with burglary. She has not entered a plea in that case. Bond for that case was set at $25,000 with 10 percent permitted.

Hahn remains at CCNO.

Hahn was among the three arrested at the Bryan residence.

Dylan N. Jordan: Jordan, 24, of Bryan, pleaded not guilty in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas to felony charges of trafficking in marijuana, two counts of possession of controlled substance(s) and possession of a weapon under disability.

His bond was set at $50,000, straight bond. No date has yet been set for his trial.

Jordan remains at CCNO.

Jordan was among the three arrested at the Bryan residence.

Tyler Rohrs: Rohrs, 28, of Defiance, has not yet entered a plea in the Defiance County Court of Common Pleas in relation to a count of discharging a firearm into a habitation. His bond was set at $150,000, with 10 percent allowed.

He is believed by authorities to have been involved in the aforementioned weapons incidents and remains at CCNO.

Jacob Frericks: Frericks, 28, of Defiance, has not yet entered a plea in the Defiance County Court of Common Pleas but faces felony charges of improperly discharging a weapon into a habitation, felonious assault and carrying concealed weapons. His bond was set at $50,000 with 10 percent permitted.

He is believed by authorities to have been involved in the weapons incidents and remains at CCNO.

Jacob McGill: McGill, 26, of Montpelier and/or Defiance, pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. McGill’s bond there was set at $50,000 with no 10 percent permitted.

In Defiance County Court of Common Pleas, McGill has not yet entered a plea in relation to felony charges including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances. His bond in that court system was set at $250,000 with no 10 percent permitted.

He remains at CCNO.

James Miller: Miller, 32, of Indiana, was recently extradited to CCNO from the DeKalb County Jail. In Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, he pleaded not guilty to felony trafficking in drugs and permitting drug abuse. His bond was set at $50,000, with no 10 percent permitted.

In Defiance County, Miller has not yet entered a plea to charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and aggravated trafficking of drugs. His bond in that court system was set at $250,000 with 10 percent permitted.

He remains at CCNO.

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