COLUMBIA, Mo. – After an ongoing investigation, the Columbia Police Department busted a persistent felony drug offender for possession of heroin after serving a search warrant, Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
According to the probable cause statement, unbeknownst to him, Reginald Howard, 46, of Columbia, had been selling heroin to undercover police detectives from his home. Howard’s home is located within roughly 200 yards of three separate schools and day cares.
When detectives served a search warrant to Howard’s residence, December 9, they discovered 27 small baggies of brown powdery substance, which proved positive for heroin during a field test, two electronic scales, razors, baggies and a cut straw were also found near the alleged heroin.
Howard is charged with a class B felony, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possessing heroin. Since Howard has been convicted of two or more felony drug charges, he is also charged with a class A felony, persistent drug offender.