A Washington Court House man was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies on Sunday evening following the execution of a search warrant at his residence, located at 1110 Campbell Street on the city’s north side.
According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, he and his deputies executed the search warrant approximately 7pm, following a covert drug investigation into the trafficking of heroin.
26-year-old Shane Cooper of Washington Court House was arrested. "At the time the search warrant was executed, Cooper was located inside the residence and taken into custody without incident", said Stanforth. Shortly after deputies entered the home, Cooper began experiencing some medical issues and was transported under guard of a deputy to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital by Fayette County E.M.S.
Sheriff’s detectives searched the home seizing items of evidence, including a substance presumptively tested and found to be heroin, drug paraphernalia items, and a vehicle registered to Cooper, which detectives intend to file a seizure action against. Deputies cleared the location of the search warrant approximately 8:30pm.
Cooper is being held on charges of Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marihuana. Upon release from the hospital, Cooper will be incarcerated in the Fayette County.