Two pedestrians were arrested on drug charges around 6 p.m. Monday after a passing motorist reported their suspicious behavior to officers of the Washington Township Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to the area of County Road 24 near State Route 235 on a report of male and female walking in the ditch, and the female was reportedly observed vomiting.
Upon their arrival, officers met with Aaron Slaven, 38, of DeGraff, and Bethany Lasseter, 26, of Dayton. As they were making contact with the pedestrians officers observed an item fall to the ground. A plastic bag containing 19 capsules of heroin were located on the ground near where the two had been walking.
Slaven was arrested and charged with felony trafficking in drugs and a probation violation. Lasseter was arrested on a probation violation. They were both lodged in the Logan County Jail.
• Cole Bader, 31, of Dayton, was arrested and charged with multiple drug charges following a traffic stop around 4:45 p.m. Monday in Washington Township.
Officers initiated the traffic stop because the driver, Bader, did not have a valid driver’s license. Upon making contact with the suspect, officers observed signs of drug use. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle.
Upon doing so, a package commonly used to package drugs was observed falling from his lap. K9 Officer Bruno was deployed and indicated to the odor of an illegal drug. A probable cause search was conducted. Inside of the package that fell from Bader’s lap, suspected Fentanyl was located. Inside of a black bag belonging to Bader, cell phones and MDMA (Ectasy) pills were located. A digital scale, multiple cell phones and an individual package of Fentanyl were also found. A clear plastic bag containing suspected Fentanyl was located in Bader’s pocket. He was taken into custody and charged with felony trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools. Bader admitted the drugs belonged to him. He was lodged in the Logan county Jail, and was also cited for driving under suspension.