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Suspected heroin dealer pleads innocent

Cary Ashby • Dec 3, 2013 at 9:07 AM

A former Willard resident who was arrested after a buy-bust entered "not guilty" pleas to three related felonies.

Arielle A. Aldrich, 23, of Columbus, is charged with one count each of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine. She was one of three suspects arrested after the Oct. 16 buy-bust involving a confidential informant on Walton Avenue in Willard.

The Huron County drug task force found numerous syringes and other suspected drug paraphernalia during a search of Aldrich's then Myrtle Avenue residence, sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said soon afterward. Huron County Children Services was contacted and responded to the scene because Aldrich's 1-year-old son reportedly was there, according to Querin.

Jeremy D. Robinson, 22, also of 1033 Myrtle Ave., who is Aldrich's boyfriend and the father of her child, was charged with complicity to trafficking in heroin. Also arrested was Emery R. Slone, 29, of 4039 Wiers Road, who was charged with tampering with evidence and theft of drugs.

Chief Deputy Ted Patrick and the Willard and Monroeville police departments assisted with the investigation.

Aldrich, who is subject to random drug screens, earlier posted a $5,000 bond. Her trial date is March 27.

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