Suspected drug dealer arrested
A child welfare check yielded a drug-related arrest Friday afternoon.
Bellefontaine police were contacted about 1 p.m. from a concerned nearby resident who reported children crying and lots of foot traffic in and out of a residence at 816 Heritage Court Apt. 4.
Audric D. Clay, 27, of 793 Canonby Place, Apt. 2C, Columbus, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and trafficking heroin, fifth-degree felonies; possession and trafficking of crack cocaine, third-degree felonies; possession and trafficking of Oxycodone, fifth-degree felonies; and for an outstanding warrant.
Officers initially learned of the active warrant, and drug task force investigators also responded because of the suspected drug activity. A search of the residence turned up a .22 caliber rifle similar to an AR-15 assault rifle, police report. The firearm reportedly was located beneath a coach cushion directly beside the door to the apartment.