Tip Leads to Two Arrests, Seizure of Suspected Heroin

Two people were arrested Thursday after authorities received information about drugs being brought from central to southern Ohio.

According to Ross County Sheriff, George Lavender, the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force received information that heroin was being transported in a vehicle from Columbus to Waverly.

Investigators from the Task Force set up to watch for the vehicle in Ross County. The vehicle was spotted shortly after 1:00 p.m. on State Route 104 in Ross County. The vehicle was stopped by the Ross County Sheriff’s Office and was occupied by 4 people. 

A K-9 from the Chillicothe Police Department alerted on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and occupants revealed approximately 10 grams of suspected Heroin. 

Arrested were Sara Manns, 23, of Portsmouth, for Possession of Heroin and Tampering with Evidence. Jeremy Hill, 37, of Piketon, was taken into custody for Driving Under Suspension and a Parole Holder.

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