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Two lodged after Thursday incident

Jason A. Brandon, 28, of Springfield, was arrested Thursday for trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and tampering with evidence and served with a warrant for failure to appear.

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Michael K. Schaus, 48, of 2497 Township Road 55, was arrested on a Champaign County warrant for theft.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department were called Thursday afternoon to 308 W. High Ave. to investigate a reported theft of water utilities. There was no apparent theft of utilities, but Mr. Brandon was outside in a car and officers detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the suspect and car turned up 19 capsules of heroin, 2.2 grams of crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. Officers also seized a cell phone and $231 in cash.

Mr. Schaus came out of the residence after working on the plumbing. There was nothing in the report to indicate the two suspects were together.

Both were lodged in the Logan County Jail.

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