Police make drug arrest on campus

Suzi Starheim

A monthlong undercover heroin investigation by the Portage County Drug Task Force ended with two arrests on campus Monday afternoon.

The Task Force arrested James Anderson, 21, of Streetsboro and Melissa Botts, 20, of Hudson at about 3 p.m. on Hilltop Drive. Anderson sold approximately one gram of heroin – a $200 street value – to undercover investigators.

Anderson, who was already on probation for aggravated trafficking of drugs, was charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Botts was charged with complicity to trafficking and possession of heroin.

Both suspects were taken to the Portage County Jail. Additional charges on both suspects are pending.

Anderson and Botts are not listed in the university’s student directory.

– Suzi Starheim