Mercedes J. Dendinger, 24, of 6561 County Road 191, Bellevue, was booked into the Huron County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and a drug abuse instrument. As of Friday afternoon, she remained jailed, unable to post a $5,000 bond.
At 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office contacted Bellevue police, saying a male deputy had Dendinger in custody at 8700 County Road 269 on a Bellevue warrant. He requested a female officer come to the scene because he believed “she put something down her bra,” according to a Bellevue police report.
Bellevue Police Officer Carla Schaffer searched Dendinger and found a syringe in her bra, the report said.
Dendinger then was arrested on the warrant, and the deputy also issued two citations for possession of a drug abuse instrument and obstructing justice. She was taken to the Bellevue police station and then to the jail.