PIQUA — An alleged heroin dealer was checked into the Miami County Jail this week.
In August, Regina M. Burke, 45, of Piqua, was charged with three counts of fifth-degree felony trafficking heroin. Warrants were filed for her arrest.
The charges stem from separate incidents that took place in January 2015. According to previous police reports, there were two reported incidents of heroin being sold at the Red Carpet Inn along with an incident on the west end of Covington Avenue.
Burke was arraigned on Friday. She is currently incarcerated on a total of $15,000 bond.
In other news:
• Multiple warrants were issued on Friday for the arrest of Oscar F. Simmons Jr., 26, of Columbus, for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Piqua.
According to Miami County Municipal Court records, there were reported incidents of Simmons selling drugs on South Wayne Street in February, Andover Avenue in March, Wood Street in April, and North Downing Street in May. Reports from two of those incidents stated that substances recovered from those alleged drug buys tested positive for cocaine at the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab.
Simmons was charged this week with two counts of fourth-degree felony trafficking in drugs and three counts of fifth-degree felony trafficking in drugs. A couple of those incidents reportedly took place within 1,000 feet of a school.
• Acacia N. Deeter, 23, of Piqua, was sentenced to four years in prison for second-degree felony burglary this week in Miami County Common Pleas Court. She was originally indicted in April, but the incident reportedly took place in September 2015. Deeter was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of approximately $459.
• Robert A. E. Haney, 40, of Piqua, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for fourth-degree felony aggravated assault. According to previous Piqua police reports, the charge was in connection with an incident in which a male victim had two minor stab wounds after a disturbance at a residence on South Downing Street in July. The victim was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Haney had 88 days of jail credit.
• Scott G. Dean, 41, of Piqua, was sentenced to eight months in prison for fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property. According to previous Piqua police reports, a victim reported someone using his credit card online to make fraudulent purchases in June.
• Charles D. Duff, 57, of Inkster, Mich., failed to appear in court to be sentenced for second-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs. Duff entered a plea of guilty in August.
Duff was had multiple controlled substances with him during a traffic stop the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted in February. The breakdown of drugs and items reportedly found in the vehicle included 27.3 grams of marijuana, three packs of rolling papers, and an orange bottle of marijuana seeds, in addition to varying amounts of Oxycodone, Alprazolam (Xanax), Methadone, and Suboxone.
A warrant was issued for Duff’s arrest after his failure to appear in court.
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