The Madison County HIDTA Drug Task Force arrested a man Saturday for aggravated controlled substance trafficking (100 grams of heroin or more), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession after it was notified of drug trafficking at a hotel.
Police learned Johnny Woodard, 38, Columbus, Ohio, was renting a room that he paid for with cash and was using a different identity, according to his arrest citation.
Police then served a search warrant Friday on his room, and they found about 161 grams of heroin, a large amount of U.S. currency, a set of digital scales, a box of sandwich baggies and Benefiber, which the citation states is used as a cutting agent for heroin distribution.
Officers found Woodard at a different location, and he was taken to the Richmond Police Department for an interview. Woodard said he had been staying at a different location.
Police gained consent to search the other location and found about 5 grams of suspected heroin, digital scales, marijuana, sandwich baggies and a plate with residue.
Woodard was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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