RPD Follows Speeding Car and Makes Drug Arrest

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On Sunday, the Richmond Police Department report observing a 2009 Grey Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed on North Third Street. Police report following the vehicle and suspecting the driver was allegedly actively trying to avoid the police cruiser.

The citation details that officers observed the vehicle park on the wrong side of the road near the intersection of Glyndon and Fourth. Officials observed 38-year-old Gregory Strong in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle. When they approached the car, police witnessed Strong making sporadic movements and the sound of “plastic hitting plastic”, and noted in the citation that Strong’s neck was visibly pulsating.

Police later report discovering Strong had an outstanding unrelated warrant for 2nd Degree Robbery. Strong was arrested on the warrant and the driver allowed police to search the vehicle, which turned up a single plastic baggie under the passenger seat containing a total of 1.3 grams of suspected heroin and a scale with residue on it.

Strong waived his Miranda Rights and told police that he didn’t know about the drugs, but ultimately admitted the heroin belonged to him. Later, while in the jail, Strong told authorities that he lost the heroin and had been looking for it during the day.

Strong was transported to the Madison County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia along with the warrant charge for 2nd Degree Robbery.