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Three Suspects Charged with Trafficking Heroin in New Boston


NEW BOSTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- It didn't take one woman long to suspect something was off when her neighbors moved in.

"The next thing I know, they ask if I know any place to get some good heroin," Amanda McCallister said.

She says that wasn't the only warning sign.

"You see somebody hand them money, and they hand them a package later, you know what's going on," she said.

What’s been most concerning for McCallister has been raising her three daughters next to a home where this was going on.

"We're constantly teaching our kids to stay away from drugs, stay away from these kinds of people, and when it's going on right next door, it's scary," she said.

The home in question along Glenwood Avenue in New Boston is also just a block from the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center.

Thomas Henderson lives with his wife and 12-year-old stepdaughter in the apartment above where police say drug deals were taking place.

"If one of their drug deals would have gone bad, somebody could have done a drive-by with all those innocent kids in the way," Henderson said.

After tips from neighbors and weeks of investigating, Thursday night New Boston Police raided the home and arrested Nathan Stone, Kenneth Crandell, and Stone's mother Shana Egbert. They're charged with felony trafficking heroin in a school zone.

"When I saw them pull up and bust through that door, I said ‘Finally. Thank God. It's about time,’" McCallister said.

Police expect to make more arrests in this case as their investigation continues, and the already arrested suspects may face more charges.

Shana Egbert wasn't home at the time of the bust, but turned herself in later, police say.


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