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Couple charged with trafficking prescription pills from gas station

A married couple was arrested Friday, Jan. 11 by the Genoa Township Police Department and charged with trafficking in prescription pills through a local business.

According to Genoa Township police, Misty Myers and husband Clarence Myers were arrested for trafficking drugs through the Turkey Hill gas station at 7447 state Route 3, where Misty Myers worked as manager.

The couple was arrested during a traffic stop, Genoa Township police said, and they were transported to the Delaware County jail.

The arrest came after a long investigation, police said. Police charge that Clarence Myers transported the drugs to the gas station, where Misty Myers would sell them, according to township police reports.

* Westerville police arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a local pharmacy in an attempt to steal narcotics Friday, Jan. 11.

Westerville police reports said Jason Downard waited in a bathroom of the County Line Professional Pharmacy, 484 County Line Road West, until the pharmacy closed, then ripped out ceiling tiles and crawled through the ceiling from the bathroom to the pharmacy area.

Doward tripped a security alarm, and police arrested the 40-year-old man behind the pharmacy counter, reports said. He is charged with breaking and entering charges and possession of criminal tools.

In other recent Westerville Division of Police incident reports:

* A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 6 after attempting to steal a computer memory card and vehicle paint from a store in the100 block of Polaris Parkway.

* A 17-year-old student was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8 after he allegedly attacked a 15-year-old student at the Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road. Reports said the older student waited outside the younger student's classroom and assaulted him as he exited. The 17-year-old was charged with assault through the Franklin County Juvenile Court. The 15-year-old student was not seriously injured.

--with reports from 10TV.com