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Grandview: Two face felony drug charges

Two traffic stops last week resulted in arrests on felony drug possession charges, according to Grandview Heights police reports.

Mollienna J. Raines, 22, of Chillicothe, was arrested July 12 after police stopped a car she owned and was riding in but not driving on Grandview Avenue near Dublin Road, reports said. The vehicle reportedly was traveling north in a southbound-only lane.

Raines was arrested after officers found an Oxycodone pill in the vehicle and another in her purse, according to reports. When she was searched, officers also reported finding half of a Percocet pill on her person.

The driver of the vehicle, a male Chillicothe resident, was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs, driving in marked lanes and giving false information to an officer. Both Raines and the driver were taken to the Franklin County jail.

The second arrest occurred after an officer stopped a car at 4:30 p.m July 11 on Goodale Boulevard at Elmwood Avenue. A random registration check revealed the driver had a confiscation order on her registration, reports said. The driver, Natasha L. Williams, 31, of Delaware, was found to be under multiple suspensions and was arrested.

Officers reported finding two rolled-up $20 bills concealed in her wallet and recovered an Oxycodone pill from a compartment next to the steering wheel, reports said. Williams was arrested and charged with felony drug possession as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. She was taken to the Franklin County jail.

In other recent Grandview police reports:

• Grandview police and firefighters were dispatched at 12:50 p.m. July 8 to a house fire in the 1200 block of Hollywood Place.

Smoke was found coming from an upstairs window. The homeowner was safely escorted away from the scene and Grandview and Columbus firefighters extinguished the fire, reports said.

• A floor scrubber was reported stolen July 9 from a business in the 900 block of Williams Avenue. The theft occurred June 20, reports said.

• A Grandview woman reported July 9 that, six days earlier when she was drunk, a neighbor went with her in a cab to the OSU Wexner Medical Center. The woman said after she was treated and returned home, she discovered $280 had been withdrawn from her checking account and that she did not remember what happened.

A credit card also was missing, but no transactions had been made, reports said. The neighbor reportedly told police the victim asked her to withdraw money for her. The victim told police she did not remember giving her neighbor her PIN.

• A man reported July 8 that a bag containing miscellaneous papers was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the 900 block of Goodale Boulevard. Another man reported around the same time and day that the driver's-side window of his car was broken out while the vehicle was parked in the 800 block of Goodale and his wallet was stolen.

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