PDT Staff Writer
A man from Trotwood, Ohio is facing felony drug charges after a trooper from the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped him on U.S. 23 at Lucasville. A 2004 Jeep Cherokee was stopped on Jan. 21, 2013 at approximately 8 p.m. for a speed violation near Milepost 9. Criminal indicators were present and a plain view search revealed 16 grams of heroin.
Arrested was Anthony Malone, 42, of Trotwood. Malone was charged with possession of heroin, a second degree felony. He was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail.
The heroin confiscated in the arrest, according to the OSHP, has an estimated street value of $2,400.
In April of 2012 three people from the Dayton/Trotwood area were arrested on drug charges. Troopers from the Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped a car with two Trotwood residents and a Dayton resident inside.
All area law enforcement agencies are seeing an influx of heroin as the access to opiates such as Oxycontin becomes more difficult.
After a recent heroin arrest, New Boston Police Captain Steve Goins said, “All of our prescription drugs cases come from local people, but the heroin we believe is being brought into the area from out of town; from Dayton and Columbus-way.”
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at firstname.lastname@example.org