EATON — A citizen’s crime tip and a traffic stop led to the arrest of a Dayton man on drug possession charges last week.
On Sunday, April 16, at approximately 1:44 a.m. deputies stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Astro van on U.S. 127 near the Pilot Truck Stop for a traffic violation, according to Sheriff Mike Simpson. The driver was determined to be driving with a suspended license.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was found to be attempting to ingest several capsules of suspected drugs, deputies said. Deputies were able to prevent the suspect from actually swallowing the drugs and recovered 42 clear capsules containing drugs, as well as three small baggies containing drugs.
Deputies tested two of the three drugs and determined they were cocaine and methamphetamine. The third drug was suspected to be heroin, according to Simpson, who said all of the drugs would be sent to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab in Dayton for testing.
Deputies also seized $1,165 in cash.
During an interview, the suspect admitted that he comes to Preble County from Dayton to sell drugs, officials said.
Deputies have charged Anthony D. Graham, 54, with possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; tampering with evidence, third-degree felony and driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Graham was formally charged in Eaton Municipal Court on Monday, April 17. Bond was set at $10,000.00 at 10 percent, according to officials. Graham posted bond and was released from the Preble County Jail.
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