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Five arrested in residential drug raid

Five area residents were arrested on drug-related charges at an Urbana home (pictured) Thursday afternoon around 4:45.

The Urbana Police Department executed a search warrant and raided a home at 329 East Court Street.

Officers recovered evidence that connected three residents and two visitors to drug activity. The crimes were done in the presence of a young child.

Aaron Cole (pictured right), 21, of Bellefontaine, was charged with felony counts of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of crack cocaine. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

Brittney Gevedon (pictured left), 24, was charged with felony trafficking in drugs and first-degree misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs, permitting drug abuse, and child endangering.

Kevin Gevedon (pictured right), 25, was charged with possession of  drugs, permitting drug abuse, and child endangering. Each charge is a first-degree misdemeanor.

Jeremy Green, 28, was charged with minor misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.

The Gevedons and Green live at 329 East Court Street.

Zachary Waller (pictured below), 19, of Mechanicsburg, was charged with a felony count of possession of heroin.

Cole, the Gevedons, and Waller were lodged in the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg.

Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell feels that many of the theft and burglary-related crimes in the area have a direct connection to drug abuse crimes. He said users seek quick money for drugs.

Lingrell said, "Drug traffickers and drug abusers are not welcome in Urbana. Police will continue to make it more difficult and unprofitable for them to commit these types of crimes here. We will continue to target them for criminal investigations if they continue to commit drug abuse and other related crimes."

If you have information on drug activity, contact the Urbana Police Department at 652-4350 or their anonymous tip hotline at 652-4357.

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