News Journal staff report
April 9, 2014
More than 100 unit doses of heroin were taken off the streets when the Wilmington Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in Wilmington, said Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyand.
“Evidence of drug trafficking was found inside the house as well as over 100 unit doses of heroin and drug abuse instruments,” Weyand said.
Four person inside the residence — at 364 Grant St. — were initially arrested on outstanding warrants.
Anthony Woody, 34, and Crystal Batson, 25, were arrested on outstanding felony warrants, and Aaron Cody, 28, and Tara Whaley, 24, were arrested on warrants through the Clinton County Municipal Court, Weyand said.
In addition, the suspects may be facing charges of fraud, forgery and theft in connection with an elderly woman who lives at the residence.
“Clinton County Adult Protective Services were called to assist the elderly woman who lived at the house and was the victim of fraud, forgery and theft,” Weyand said.
The police chief said the police department had been receiving reports of possible drug trafficking at the residence.
Police were able to get evidence which attributed to obtaining a search warrant from the municipal court, according to police.
Weyand said additional charges for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia are also expected pending analysis at a laboratory.
All four suspects were incarcerated at the Clinton County Jail.
Weyand encourages anyone who has information on possible drug activity to call the police tip line at 937-382-TIPS. Anyone reporting information can remain anonymous.