Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 1, 2014

Columbus man charged with crack dealing

ASHLAND — The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:

Drugs

‰Police on Tuesday arrested Paul Courtney, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, after officers found him to be in possession of 2.7 grams of crack cocaine while serving a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Ringo Street.

Courtney was charged with first-degree drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

‰Officers on Wednesday found more than two dozen Xanax pills believed to have been stolen in possession of a Greenup County woman on whom they were serving an unrelated warrant.

Heather D. Queen, 26, of Worthington, was arrested in the 300 block of 29th Street on a warrant charging her with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, the APD said. The pills and cellphone also believed to have been stolen were found during a search incident to the arrest.

Burglary

‰A man on Monday reported someone had entered a vacant apartment in the 300 block of Blackburn Avenue and removed a lathe and hand tools.

‰A man on Tuesday reported someone had broken into his son’s apartment in the 2100 block of Winchester Avenue and stolen two TVs, an Xbox 360 and multiple games for it and a laptop computer.

Theft

‰A woman living in the 4100 block of Skyline Drive last week reported the theft of a pressure washer from her property.

‰A Monroe Street woman last week reported her lawnmower had been stolen from her front porch.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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