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Anonymous tip leads to drug arrest


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Regina S. Crosby (upper right) faces charges of trafficking and possession of heroin following Monday’s arrest. (Submitted photos)

CIRCLEVILLE – City police are crediting an anonymous tip with the arrest of a drug suspect Monday and the recovery of $2656.85 in cash and about 21.7 grams of suspected heroin.

Regina S. Crosby, 22, of Circleville, is charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin following the incident. She is currently free on bond awaiting a preliminary hearing in the case set for June 30 in Circleville Municipal Court.

On Monday, officers of the Circleville Police Department reported receiving an anonymous tip that narcotics were being sold out of a residence within the city, according to a press release from Sgt. Doug Anderson.

After setting up surveillance of the residence, officers reportedly witnessed a female and two male subjects leaving the residence in a blue Honda sedan.

Officers followed the vehicle into the parking lot of the Short Stop carryout on East Main Street, he said, where the occupants exited the vehicle. A brief time later, the male driver and a passenger re-entered the vehicle, and a female identified as Crosby was spotted walking in the alleys away from the business.

Anderson said officers made contact with Crosby in the 400 block of East Franklin Street, and probation officer Samantha Watson was requested to conduct a pat-down.

During the pat-down, a large amount of currency and several small, individually-wrapped doses of a brown tar-like substance believed to be heroin were found concealed in Crosby’s clothing, Anderson said. A large ball of brown tar-like substance believed to be heroin also was discovered on Crosby’s person.

Crosby was taken into custody and transported to the Pickaway County Jail.

Anderson said the arrest was a joint operation between the Circleville Police Department and the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal