On October 31st at approx. 8pm Chillicothe Police Detectives and Officers with the Special Response Team served multiple search warrants in the city. The first warrant was served at 77 S. Rose St. where Detectives located a large amount of cocaine and heroin. Also located was drug paraphernalia and cash. Lamont Ellington was charged with possession of cocaine (F1) and Possession of Heroin (F3). Harold Nichols and John Kepler were charged with permitting drug abuse. Both had been warned about allowing drug dealers use their residence to operate in the past.
The second search warrant was served at 741 E. 4th St. Detectives located drug paraphernalia and arrested the resident, Mindy Maxwell who was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments. Ms. Maxwell admitted to allowing Lamont Ellington sell drugs from her residence. Evidence obtained from these warrants will be sent to the lab at BCI&I and additional charges could be presented before the Ross County Grand Jury.
The Chillicothe Police Department reminds citizens that they can email anonymous complaints of drug activity to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints can also be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com . Tips leading to arrests could result in a cash reward.
These complaints will be reviewed and investigated by detectives of the Chillicothe Police Department.