Three Arrested in Washington County Heroin Raid

Three people are arrested in a Washington County heroin raid, including a volunteer firefighter.

Agents with the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant around 12:30 a.m. Thursday at 85 Dunn Lane in New Matamoras, the home of 51-year-old Norman Dunn.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says agents found heroin hidden inside a foam cooler, a bent spoon containing heroin, digital scales with heroin residue and plastic bags used to package single dosage units of heroin.

Norman Dunn was arrested for trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin.

" We received investigative information that Norman Dunn was believed to be dealing in the transportation, sale and delivery of heroin," Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said. "He was making trips to Columbus and bringing it back in significantly large quantites and then breaking it down into smaller dosage units, which he was selling."

It's not the first time Dunn has been in trouble with the law.

In August 2002 Norman Dunn was indicted and convicted by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force of money laundering and trafficking in drugs.

Also during the execution of the warrant Thursday, the sheriff's office says 29-year-old Brent Dunn, who also lives at the home, showed up with an axe handle.

The sheriff's office says Brent Dunn was acting aggressively towards officers with the axe handle and he was arrested for attempted assault on a police officer.

Both Dunns are being held on bond in the Washington County Jail.

Also during the execution of the search warrant two men showed up in a truck.

They drove off and officers chased them.

The sheriff's office says John Addlesburger, a firefighter with the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department, was caught running across Main Street.

The sheriff's office says the truck is registered in Addlesburger's name and the keys were in his pants pocket.

The sheriff's office says Addlesburger was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred and he appeared to have crushed pill residue around the outside of his nose.

Addlesburger was charged with obstruction of justice.

He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.


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