Police: Officers checking on complaint find man with heroin

Joshua K. Rector (Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Officers who were checking on a complaint at a convenience store arrested a Crawfordsville man who they say was in possession of heroin and resisted arrest.

Police say excise officers went to Joey’s Grab & Go, located at 626 South Mill Street, around 9:30 p.m. after receiving complaints that there was illegal drug activity and the sale of tobacco to juveniles going on.

After seeing suspicious activity, officers approached a car that was parked at the convenience store. An officer spoke with 33-year-old Joshua K. Rector, who said he and another man in the car knew one another, as they were working on church renovations.

Police say Rector gave the officer permission to check him for weapons and drugs, and found a small cellophane bag with an aluminum gum wrapper inside. He then ran from officers, but was apprehended a few feet away.

He was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.

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