Police search, find drugs in ‘plain view’

Rodney Byrd, 27, of the 200 block of South Hedges Street, was arrested around 5:45 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of felony drug possession, according to Dayton police records.

The arrest comes after a woman reported that her son stole her cell phone and gave it to the suspect as payment for heroin, according to the report.

The suspect agreed to a search of his room. Police said an officer standing in the doorway noticed a cache of heroin and cocaine, later determined to be about 29 grams, and stated: “You got to be kidding. Drugs in plain view.” The cell phone was also located on the dresser, police said.

Byrd was being held in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting a hearing Friday in Dayton Municipal Court.