Brianne N. Huffman, 32, at large, was arrested Wednesday on warrants and drug charges after an off-duty Bellefontaine Police Department detective spotted her in a downtown restaurant around 6 p.m.
The detective relayed the information to a uniformed officer who responded to the restaurant. Huffman, who was with her young daughter and her mother, realized she was about to be arrested and walked into the women’s restroom.
After she exited the restroom, she approached officers and asked them to not handcuff her in front of her daughter. Officers confirmed she was wanted on warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court, took her into custody and escorted her out in handcuffs.
As the arrest transpired, the officers did not observe anyone else enter the restroom. An officer conducted a search of the room and found a discard tin inside a trash can but not in the plastic bag liner. It appeared the plastic bag had recently been tampered with, an officer reported, which led him to investigate further.
The tin contained fentanyl, another white powder substance and two straws with residue.
Huffman lodged in the Logan County Jail on the warrants and additional charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
Other warrants recently served included:
• David Hill Jr., 33, of 123 E. Brown Ave.: felony possession of marijuana; and
• Roger Allen, 35, of 850 Bonnie Lane, Apt. 200: assault.
Motorist cited in crash
Motorist Joyce A. Moore, 56, of Springfield, was cited for running a red light after a 10:45 a.m. two-car crash Wednesday at Main Street and Columbus Avenue.
She was driving a northbound car and failed to stop for a red light. Her car traveled into the path of an eastbound car operated by Fauneishia J. Frazier, 30, of Bellefontaine, and was struck on the driver’s side.
Damage was moderated to the cars and there were no reported injuries.