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Two drivers charged after police find heroin

Eric D. Hensley, 32, of Jo Ann Lane in Hilliard was stopped at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 6 at West Fifth Avenue and Dublin Road for an obstructed license-plate violation, Grandview Heights police reports said. During the stop, Hensley was found to be under a child-support suspension and was arrested. During a search of his vehicle, police found a metal spoon with suspected heroin residue in the glove box, reports said. In addition, a gym bag in the car's trunk contained 0.3 grams of heroin and three syringes, according to reports.

Hensley reportedly claimed the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to a friend who had been arrested and left the items in his vehicle. He was charged with driving under child-support suspension and with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

David L. Dobbins, 34, of Maple Street in Grove City was stopped at 6:50 p.m. Nov. 5 at Goodale Boulevard and Edgeworth Road for a faulty muffler, according to reports. Police discovered Dobbins had 10 prior felony drug possession or trafficking arrests and requested a search of the vehicle, but Dobbins refused, police said. A Columbus police K-9 unit arrived on the scene and indicated there were drugs inside the vehicle; a subsequent search revealed a gram of heroin inside a cigarette package, reports said. Dobbins was charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

In other recent Grandview police reports:

* A resident of the 1100 block of Mulford Road told police a laptop computer, an MP3 player and a cellphone were stolen from his vehicle at 7:29 a.m. Nov. 6. The rear driver's-side passenger window was broken to gain access to the electronics, which were in a box on the back seat, reports said.

* A resident of the 1200 block of Westwood Avenue reported at 11:12 p.m. Nov. 8 that someone had smashed several pumpkins on his property. The victim said since he did not have any pumpkins on display, they must have been brought from somewhere else.

* A trailer filled with construction equipment was reported stolen at 11:39 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 2100 block of Marble Cliff Office Park. The theft could have taken place anytime in the three weeks prior to the report, the trailer's owner told police.

* A resident of the 900 block of Northwest Boulevard reported at 3:55 p.m. Nov. 6 that his car's rear passenger window had been shattered and a wilderness-survival bag was stolen.