CAMDEN — Camden Police continue to crack down on drug trafficking in the village, as evidenced by two recent arrests, according to CPD Chief Matt Spurlock.
Spurlock praised Sgt. David Stemp for his efforts in the recent arrests.
On Friday, Aug. 16, Roy Reid, 28, of Dayton, was arrested after the CPD conducted a controlled buy of narcotics using a confidential informant, according to court records. Law enforcement interceded just prior to the transaction occurring, records noted. Reid, the dealer, was taken to Camden PD via patrol car and when removed from the car, officers “found that Reid had attempted to dispose of a bag containing approximately 5.51 grams of suspected cocaine.”
Reid was charged in Eaton Municipal Court with one count tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; one count possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony and one count trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, John R. Young, 28, was arrested after a confidential informant with marked money “made contact with a male passenger in a vehicle parked at the Dollar General in Camden,” according to court documents.
The transaction was witnessed by CPD, and a traffic stop led to the discovery of the money in a bag on the floorboard on the passenger side of the vehicle. The CI had purchased 2.97 grams of heroin, according to reports.
Young was charged with fourth-degree felony possession of heroin and fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin.
“I am confident in the Camden Police Department’s ability to continue to find a way to combat the drug epidemic we deal with,” Chief Spurlock said in a recent press release.
“The men of this department continue to make me proud of the hard work and dedication to our community.”
These arrests were a result of “a couple of spot’on investigations led by Sgt. D. Stemp,” Spurlock added.
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