TPD makes arrest in drug case

Published 10:22 pm Monday, August 3, 2015

The Troy Police Department narcotics efforts in conjunction with the 12the Judicial Drug Task Force made steps toward eradicating drug and crime related problems Tuesday afternoon.

Chelisa Smith, 26, of Troy, was arrested Tuesday at approximately 1:54 p.m. and charged with possession of a controlled substance, which was later determined to be crack cocaine.

Lt. Bryan Weed, public information officer with Troy PD, said officers executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Lake Avenue and arrested Smith after officers seized a number of drug-related items, including the crack cocaine.

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“During the search process the officers located a set of digital scales, some razor blades that had white residue on them and bag of compressed material that field tested positive for cocaine,” Weed said.

Smith was being held on a $7,500 bond in the Pike County Jail, and Weed said other arrests could be pending.

Weed said anytime officers are able to build and make cases toward drug-related crimes, it was commendable.

“Drugs are still the leading cause for a majority of our property crimes,” Weed said.

“Any time that our narcotics officers or any officers can make a case and any amount of drugs off the streets is a positive thing that will hopefully go toward preventing any further crimes associated with these types of issues. Our officers work extremely hard in trying to build drug cases to and get whatever amount of drugs off the street.”