Two upstanding citizens arrested on drug charges

Butler police seized suspected heroin, crack cocaine and Suboxone early Sunday morning while answering a call for a possible burglary on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Arrested in the investigation were Saleem Boyd, 38, of Pittsburgh and Joshua  Hollobaugh, 36, of Worthington.

Police said they got a call about 3:30 a.m. from a man living at a home on the 200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard. He believed that two men were “casing” his house. An officer spotted a car traveling on Roosevelt Boulevard near Pepperland Boulevard.

Police pulled over the two and  identified Hollobaugh as the driver and Boyd as the front-seat passenger. On the floor of Boyd’s seat, appeared to be drug packaging materials.

Both defendants were taken to the station. A search of Boyd turned up 28 stamp bags of  heroin and two plastic bags containing a combined 8.72 grams of suspected crack, police said.

He also had 13 strips of Suboxone, which is a narcotic-based drug prescribed to treat addiction to heroin and powerful painkillers such as oxycodone.

The defendants are in the Butler County Prison on $30,000 bail each.



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