A 26-year-old Franklin Furnace man is the Scioto County Jail facing several drug charges following an arrest in New Boston.
New Boston police said a traffic stop just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the 4400 block of Gallia Street, near the Arby’s restaurant, resulted in one arrest and the confiscation of approximately 20 grams of suspected heroin, along with various items of drug paraphernalia.
In a prepared statement, police said the stopped vehicle was operated by Corey Dyer. The car also contained two black male passengers from Dayton. Before officers could reach the vehicle, one black male fled the scene on foot, and was not located. Police said officers later observed what they called “criminal indicators” that subsequently led to a search of the vehicle and its occupants.
During the search of the vehicle, officers allegedly found and seized the suspected heroin along with hypodermic syringes, clear capsules used for packaging drugs and other drug-related items. Dryer was arrested, incarcerated and charged with several counts, including aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid operator’s license.
Officials said all the evidence seized will be sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab for positive identification, and further charges could be filed after the case is submitted to the county prosecutor’s office for review.
The New Boston police encourage the public to contact them with any information related to criminal activity. They say all calls will remain anonymous.