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Suspected Overdose Call Turns into Significant Drug Bust in Pickaway Walmart Parking Lot

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According to Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, on August 29, 2020 at 1:28 PM Corporal Stephen Harger was dispatched to Row 1 at the Wal Mart parking lot, at 1470 South Court Street Circleville, Ohio on a possible drug overdose. The caller advised the alleged overdose suspect was in a black Ford hatchback.

When Corporal Harger arrived on scene he located the vehicle in question. Two males were exiting the vehicle at the same time Cpl. Harger exited his cruiser. The two males were identified as Michael L. Salters 30 years old of Columbus, Ohio and Ronald D. Dalton III 32 years old also of Columbus, Ohio. Michael Salters was found to have a warrant out of Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Upon search of Michael Salters, Corporal Harger located a large bag in the left cargo pocket of his shorts.

Inside the bag was over 70 grams of suspected methamphetamine, over 16 grams of suspected black tar heroin, over 5 grams of suspected fentanyl and 30 325mg- Oxycodone. Michael Slater was in possession of over $650 cash.

Ronald Dalton III was detained at the same time for investigative purposes.

Officer Merit and Officer Speakman from the Circleville Police Department arrived on scene to assist Corporal Harger.

Corporal Harger deployed his K9 partner Joris for a free air sniff around the vehicle, where Joris alerted and indicated to the odor of narcotic’s coming from the vehicle. Upon search of the vehicle, Corporal Harger and the Circleville Police Officers, located additional suspected methamphetamine, 145 Xanax pills, scales and other drug paraphernalia items.



Michael Salters was transported to the Pickaway County Jail and was charged with Trafficking in Schedule I Drugs (F2), Possession of Schedule I Drugs (F2), Trafficking in Heroin (F2), Possession of Heroin (F2), Trafficking in Schedule II Drugs (F3) and Possession of Schedule II Drugs (F3).

Ronald Dalton III was transported to the Pickaway County Jail and was charged with Trafficking in Schedule I Drugs (F3) and Possession of Sch I Drugs (F3).

Both Michael Salters and Ronald Dalton III will be arraigned in the Circleville Municipal Court on Monday August 31, 2020.

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with drug tips, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at their anonymous tips line at [email protected] Without the help of the communities’ tips we would not be successful in our efforts of keeping the community safe and fighting drug abuse.

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