Police discovered four different illegal drugs on a Detroit man in a Wednesday morning raid.
The METRICH-MARMET Drug Task Force found 13 grams of heroin, 12.7 grams of crack cocaine, two grams of marijuana and 24 ecstasy pills — an estimated street value of $4,200 — during a routine traffic stop on Ohio 4 south of Barks Road.
Lt. Chris Adkins with the drug task force said it was apparent to officers that the 19-year-old suspect, Anthony T. Washington Jr. out of Detroit, had drugs on him during their stop around 11:36 a.m. Wednesday.
Washington was the front passenger in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. The driver was not arrested and is not suspected of committing a crime, Adkins said. Police would not release where the driver came from or where he or she was headed.
Washington was arrested on a charge of possession of heroin, which police expect to be a second-degree felony when formal charges are issued by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. Washington received additional felony charges for possession of cocaine and possession of drugs in the arrest. Police said the suspect also faces misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession.
Adkins said the suspect was known to the task force.
According to court records from the Marion Municipal Court, Washington had a previous arrest for trafficking heroin in April, 2013. Charges were dismissed by the Marion County Court of Common Pleas "for future indictment" according to their website.
"We continue to stand with the community against drug traffickers," Marion Police Chief Bill Collins stated in a release.
Originally published in the Marion Star on August 28, 2014.