On Thursday, June 24, 26-year-old Omar E. Jimenez of 6467 Hillgrove Road, Galion, was arrested along with two other men in a drug bust. All three “aggravated trafficking” suspects are being held on $500,000 bonds in a Franklin County jail.
New Albany Police Chief Mark Chaney said that Jimenez was one of three “major players,” along with Ricardo Rodriguez of New Albany and Cristian Garcia of Westerville, in a cocaine sting operation that led to the arrest of the three men last Thursday. Garcia was the assistant manager at Mexican restaurant Don Patron in New Albany.
“Somehow he (Jimenez) hooked up with these other guys. We’re not sure how… Jimenez and Rodriguez both are not saying anything or cooperating (since their arrests); they’ve invoked their ‘right to remain silent,’” Chaney told the Galion Inquirer on Tuesday...[Full Article]