A Jackson County man is in custody after law enforcement officers found him with 44 grams of heroin with a street value of $300 to $500 per gram, authorities said today.
Ravenswood Police Chief Lance Morrison said his department had been working with Syracuse Police Department in Ohio to monitor the suspect.
"He has been a suspect for quite a while here and there," Morrison said.
He said a bridge linking West Virginia and Ohio is a "gateway for dope. It's a big heroin and pill highway."
Josh Caruthers, 22, had pulled into the parking lot of his apartment at Station Two in Ravenswood about 8 p.m. Thursday when police stopped him and found 44 grams of heroin in his possession, Morrison said. Inside his apartment officers discovered marijuana, pills, and needles, he said.
Caruthers was arrested and charged with intent to deliver. He was in South Central Regional Jail on Friday morning awaiting arraignment. Morrison said police are also interested in filing federal charges.
Ravenswood Police and Syracuse Police were also assisted by Racine Police.