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Last updated 8:16AM ET
August 16, 2018
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Athens County heroin bust
(WOUB) - Investigators say an undercover drug operation ends with a Parkersburg man behind bars.

Nick Stewart was arrested near Torch.

Sheriff Larry Mincks of Washington County says an undercover officer purchased heroin from Stewart in a nearby rest area parking lot.

"It was the addictive quality of the heroin that had our concern, because 50 bags of heroin is a lot. An addict uses 1 or 2 a day, it was obvious that he was one the main suppliers of our addiction problem here in the area."

When officers moved in to make the arrest, Stewart took off in his car, hitting five undercover cars and attempting to hit three officers.

He didn't get far, crashing into a ditch.

Officers say Stewart had cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia in his car.

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