Heroin bust in Benton Harbor results in three adults arrested, three children placed by Child Protective Services

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

A month-long investigation into a suspected heroin dealer in Benton Harbor, Mich., resulted in the arrests of three adults on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Three children — ages three months, 2 years and 4 years — were placed in the care of a relative by Child Protective Services after they were found in the home in the 1200 block of Ogden Avenue during a raid early Thursday morning, according to our news partners ABC 57.

John David Woodley, 33, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver (second offense), maintaining a drug house (second offense), possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and felon in possession of a firearm.

Latisha Woodley, 28, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug house and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Jamie Alexander, 62, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver (second offense), maintaining a drug house (second offense), possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, felon in possession of a firearm and a parole violation.

Police found heroin, a scale, packaging material, a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, extra ammunition and $363 inside the home, according to Capt. Robert Boyce with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe that the three suspects were selling heroin from the home.