Police say Ohio father helped adult daughter buy heroin

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Mug shot of Jerry Roberts courtesy of Montgomery County Jail

4 Fast Facts

  • Jerry Roberts told police his daughter was a heroin addict.
  • Roberts said he drove his daughter to get heroin because she was ill from withdrawal.
  • His daughter was booked in jail on drug possession, possession of drug abuse instruments and tampering with evidence charges.
  • Roberts was booked on suspicion of permitting drug abuse.

DAYTON, Ohio (March 7, 2016) — Police say an Ohio father drove his adult daughter to buy heroin because she was becoming ill from withdrawal symptoms.

A Dayton police report says Jerry Roberts, 52, told police his daughter was a heroin addict and a problem.

The Dayton Daily News reports Roberts drove his Keri Brown, 28, from New Lebanon to Dayton on Friday to buy heroin because she was “becoming ill from the withdrawal.”

The report says Brown was booked into Montgomery County Jail on charges including drug possession, possession of drug abuse instruments and tampering with evidence, and was later released.

Her father was booked on suspicion of permitting drug abuse and remained in jail Sunday night with a scheduled Monday court appearance.

It was unclear if they had attorneys.

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