Police seek info after drug bag dropped


By Tom Barr - tbarr@civitasmedia.com



New Vienna Police are seeking information after a suspect dropped a bag containing drugs and paraphernalia during a foot chase Wednesday afternoon.

New Vienna Police Chief Clint Brown said he was on patrol when he saw a white male near the back of the old elementary school.

“I knew it wasn’t the owner. I drove up to him and when he saw me, he pulled off his hat and he bolted.” Brown added that it “wasn’t anyone I recognized or am familiar with.”

The chase started on South Second Street. Brown said the suspect ran into the woods and followed the tracks to a driveway off Rollins then back into the woods. He was last seen running into traffic on SR 73 at the Highland County line.

Officers from Highland County and Clinton County sheriff’s offices responded to assist in the search.

Brown said the suspect dropped a small shopping bag that contained a variety of prescription-type pills, a bag of marijuana, a bag of seeds, a marijuana pipe, scales and six syringes, two of which had been used very recently.

The contents of the bag are being sent to Bureau of Criminal Investigation in London, Ohio and checked for fingerprints, he added.

Anyone having information about the suspect is asked to contact the New Vienna Police Department or Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

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By Tom Barr

tbarr@civitasmedia.com