It isn’t every day of the year that a father and daughter are arrested in the same drug indictment, but that’s what has happened in Scioto County. Harold Dow Bauer, 60, and his daughter, Crystal D. Bauer, 34, both of 560 Flatwood Fallen Timber Rd., Lucasville are facing charges as the result of indictments filed by a Scioto County grand jury.
After a case was presented to a Scioto County grand jury by detectives with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force and the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office along with the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office, both the senior Bauer and his daughter were indicted on felony drug charges.
Harold Bauer was indicted for aggravated trafficking of heroin, a felony of the fourth degree, while Crystal Bauer was indicted for aggravated possession of Fentanyl, a felony of the fifth degree. Arrest warrants on indictments were issued by the Scioto County Common Pleas Court.
Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action. Fentanyl is estimated to have about 80 times the potency of morphine.
On Monday, at approximately 7 p.m., deputies located and arrested both Harold and Crystal Bauer at a residence located on U.S. 23 north in Lucasville.
The Bauers are being held without bail in the Scioto County Jail and waiting to be arraigned in Scioto County Common Pleas Court. Harold Bauer was also served with an arrest warrant that had been issued by the Scioto County Common Pleas Court Adult Probation Department for violating probation.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini praised the public for their assistance and said anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, can contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or email [email protected] All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.