WASHINGTON CITY – A 22-year-old Brookside man was arrested Wednesday on outstanding warrants and allegedly possessing enough heroin for potential drug distribution.
Around 10 p.m., in the area of 200 East and 300 South in Washington City, police stopped a car for an expired registration. According to a probable cause statement, a man in the front passenger seat gave police a name that, once checked, turned up information that didn’t match the man. The man was identified as Dustin Greenwalt, who had two misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest.
Greenwalt allegedly admitted to giving police a false name and said he didn’t want to go to jail. He was subsequently arrested.
As the car was to be impounded due to registration issues, an inventory of the items inside was conducted. According to the probable cause statement, the inventory turned up a small container that held a large piece of heroin inside.
“The piece of heroin was rather large and larger than a common personal use amount,” the officer involved in the arrest wrote in the statement. “It appeared consistent with a piece that would be ‘cut’ down for multiple uses and sale.”
A backpack was also found in the car that contained Greenwalt’s identification, as well as alleged drugs and paraphernalia. A substance Greenwalt told police was Suboxone was found in the backpack, along with a scale with possible heroin residue on it. A suspected heroin filter and syringe were also found, according to the statement.
Greenwalt told police the heroin was for personal use and that he was trying to quit, and that that is what the Suboxone was for.
Greeenwalt was taken to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and charged with first-degree felony drug possession with intent to distribute, second degree-felony drug possession, and three misdemeanors for drug possession, paraphernalia, and using false personal information with the intent to be another person.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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