Drug Search at Chillicothe Residence Yields Suspected Drugs, Two Arrests

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Two people are facing charges following the execution of a search warrant due to recent drug activity in Chillicothe.

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Detectives from the Chillicothe Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol obtained a search warrant on Monday afternoon for 419 E Water St. due to drug activity. The Chillicothe Police SWAT team executed the warrant and found 4 individuals inside the residence.

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Detectives located approximately 14 grams of suspected cocaine, and 14 grams of suspected heroin believed to contain the powerful and deadly drug fentanyl.

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Antonio Russell, of Columbus, was arrested for felony drug possession of heroin and cocaine. He faces an additional charge of falsification for providing detectives with a false name. Jason Smith, of Circleville, was also arrested on a probation violation from Circleville.

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The case will be sent to the Ross County Prosecutors Office for review.

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