PIQUA – Piqua police executed a search warrant at 335 Young Street on Thursday.
Deputy Police Chief Marty Grove said that detectives had received multiple tips regarding possible drug trafficking at the home. Officer began an investigation and established probable cause to obtain the drug-related search warrant.
Officers executed the warrant around 9:30 a.m. During the search, drugs and paraphernalia were discovered.
“Located inside was the resident, Elizabeth Yearsley, 36. Also inside was Elizabeth’s nine-year-old son and a ten-year-old niece,” said Grove. “We located evidence of drug use and drug trafficking inside the residence.”
Grove said that the children were both released to a family member.
Yearsley was arrested and incarcerated at the Miami County Jail.
She has been charged with F4 trafficking, F5 possession of heroin, F3 tampering with evidence, M2 possession of drug-abuse instruments, and two M1 counts of child endangering.
Grove said that the investigation is ongoing.
“This is the emphasis of the Piqua Police Department to go after all levels of drug use inside the city,” said Grove.