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GREENVILLE -Darke County Sheriff deputies with the assistance of their K-9 arrested two people in connection with dealing Heroin with the intention of bringing the drug to the fairgrounds.

During the early morning hours Monday, Darke County deputies received an anonymous tip that subjects had left the Darke County fairgrounds and would be returning with drugs.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., a white Ford Explorer was stopped at the gate 1 to re-enter the fairgrounds. Inside the vehicle were subjects that deputies had received the tip on. The Darke County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deployed around the vehicle and gave a positive indication that drugs were present. Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded firearm and drugs.

Arrested at the scene for Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle and Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin) was Tracy L. Tomlinson, age 36 of Cleves, Ohio. Ms. Tomlinson was transported to the Darke County Jail where she awaits her initial appearance in the Darke County Court of Common Pleas.

Through further investigation, deputies obtained and executed a search warrant at 1190 Russ Road, where Terry D. Lane, age 33 of Maple Heights, Ohio, was located and detained during the search. Lane was arrested for Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin) and was transported to the Darke County Jail where he awaits his initial appearance in the Darke County Court of Common Pleas.

Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer extends his appreciation to those who provided the tips that assisted deputies in making these arrests. Sheriff Spencer encourages all citizens to be aware of those around you and to report any suspicious activity they observe to law enforcement. Citizens and law enforcement working together create safer communities for all. Citizens can submit their tips by calling the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020 or their local law enforcement agency. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling the Darke County Crime Stoppers tipline at 937-547-1661 or by visiting their website at darkecountycrimestoppers.com online.

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