Law enforcement officers arrested a Sidney woman Wednesday night after finding alleged evidence of drug abuse and drug trafficking at her home.
Arrested and incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail on one count of possession of drugs and one count of possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, was Amanda Greene, 33, an occupant at the 331 N. West Ave residence where officers executed a narcotics search warrant, Sidney Police said. Additional charges will be reviewed by the prosecutor at a later date.
About 8 p.m. Wednesday, investigators and officers from the Sidney Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol executed a narcotics search warrant at the North West Avenue address. Recovered during the search was evidence of drug abuse and drug trafficking.
Police said information leading up to this arrest and warrant was a result of a combined investigative effort between the Sidney Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. This investigation started late Wednesday afternoon after a tip was received from a private citizen that Greene would be traveling from the Dayton area to Sidney carrying illegal narcotics. Investigators from both agencies launched a cooperative investigation resulting in a traffic stop with Greene by the Highway Patrol on Interstate 75 in Shelby County.
This warrant execution is a continuing effort by the Sidney Police Department to combat drug abuse and drug trafficking in Sidney, police said. Citizens with information about drug activity are asked to contact the Police Department at 498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 492-8477 (TIPS).