Sidney teen charged with drug trafficking

SIDNEY — A Sidney teen was arrested Thursday afternoon by officers of the Sidney Police Department and the Sidney Narcotics Unit following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at 1577 E. Court St., Apt E, Sidney.

Ryan Copeland, 18, an occupant of the residence, was charged with drug trafficking, a third-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. He was lodged in the Shelby County Jail.

During the search of the residence about 4:30 p.m., officers recovered heroin, approximately $1,600 in cash and a handgun.

This search warrant as well as an elevated enforcement of motor vehicle interdiction is a continuing commitment by the Sidney Police Department to aggressively combat violations of drug trafficking and drug abuse.

Anyone with information regarding crimes of drug trafficking and drug abuse is asked to call the police department’s narcotics unit at 498-2351.