According to the
Washington County Sheriff’s Office, an anonymous tip led the Major Crimes Task
Force, along Morgan County deputies and Beverly police officers, to stop a car being
driven by 25-year-old Joseph Anderson on State Route 83 in southern Morgan
The tipster said
Anderson was returning to the area after buying narcotics in Columbus.
canine indication for the presence of drugs, officers searched the vehicle. At first
they only found a small quantity of marijuana.
that drugs were possibly hidden in the vehicle, officers conducted an extensive
search and discovered about six grams of heroin concealed in under the dash.
Earlier this year the Ohio General Assembly made it a serious crime to
have a hidden compartment in a vehicle if it’s used in the commission of a
Anderson faces a
second degree felony charge of having a hidden compartment in a vehicle; a
third degree felony charge of possession of heroin; and two misdemeanor drug
charges for possession of suboxone and marijuana.