Sheriff: Village's main heroin dealer arrested

Posted at 11:32 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 23:35:13-05

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio -- The "main supplier of heroin" to this small riverside village was arrested Monday about 25 miles west in Cincinnati, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said.

Charles R. Crossty, 34, faces one county of trafficking in heroin.

According to Rodenberg, deputies with the Clermont County Narcotics Unit worked with the Cincinnati Police Department's gang squad to intercept 25 grams of heroin and 20 grams crack cocaine.

Rodenberg said Crossty planned to take the drugs in New Richmond, a village of about 2,600 people, for distribution.

The narcotics unit and New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey had Crossty under investigation for about three months, Rodenberg said.

Crossty was arrested on River Road, in Cincinnati's Sedamsville neighborhood. He's being held at the Clermont County Jail on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning.