A search warrant executed June 29 by Whitehall police at a Columbus residence in the 1200 block of Simpson Drive yielded 1,250 grams of cocaine, Oxycodone pills, Suboxone strips and more than $5,500 in cash, believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs.

Whitehall police arrested Myron Colvin, 43, following a traffic stop at 5 p.m. June 29 at Country Club Road and East Livingston Avenue in Columbus.

Colvin was the subject of a drug-related investigation after Whitehall's narcotics unit reportedly observed him come into Whitehall multiple times to meet clients and sell drugs, Whitehall Deputy Chief Dan Kelso said.

It appears neither Colvin nor any of the clients resided in Whitehall, but rather, they selected sites in the city as a central meeting point, Kelso said.

Colvin is charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony.

Additional charges are probable, police said.

Kelso said Colvin's arrest should be viewed as a harbinger, not an opportunity, to competitors.

"Our narcotics detectives are working over 100 targets. This should be a notice to drug dealers (that) if you bring your product into Whitehall, your name is on our list," Kelso said.

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