Cops nab alleged drug dealer

A Sandusky man was jailed on allegations of drug trafficking while he was driving with his 5-year-old son on West Monroe Street Monday afternoon.
Sandusky Register Staff
Nov 13, 2013


Billy Crawford, 28, 1100 block W. Washington St., was charged with felony drug trafficking, dangerous drug possession, heroin possession, misdemeanor drug paraphernalia, and seat belt and left of center violations.

Sandusky police pulled Crawford over Monday at about 4 p.m. after they spotted his vehicle leaving a known drug area and watched it travel left of center, according to a police report.

Officers found nothing illegal on Crawford’s passenger, and they noticed Crawford’s young son in the backseat, the report said. They then located 10 oxycodone pills in Crawford’s pocket and heroin wrapped in paper that had been tucked between the center console and driver’s seat, the report said.

Officers charged Crawford with trafficking due to the number of pills he carried, then upgraded the charge to a third-degree felony, because his child was with him, the report said.

Crawford allowed his friend to drive the boy home, while he was taken to the Erie County jail. Crawford remains there on $20,000 bond.


Brick Hamland

Take the 5 year old from him immediately... give the kid a chance in life, to be raised by someone that doesn't think it is ok to have heroin in a car with a 5 year old... If you don't I fear what the 5 year old will learn from his "dad" and what he will become

Anonymous Enigma

If you have pills on you and you get pulled over, why don't you just swallow them? That's one less charge you're going to have to deal with.

& Brick, I completely agree. The child does need to be removed from the home. Besides the dad getting pulled over, what if something happened at home? What if the dad did too much heroin or something, and ended up overdosing, and his son is the one who found him? That's no environment for a child to be in, at all.

Where was the mother during all of this though? & if you're going to buy drugs, why wouldn't you leave your child at home with the mother? Sad, really. Hopefully the child doesn't end up being a product of his environment when he gets older...


Isn't this one of the guys that was hanging around heather Jackson and was at her house the night she was murdered?


there are 2 babies involved. mommy is worse than daddy they might even be drugs for mommy. their friends wanted to call children services before because of their living conditions and now they don't have to. poor babies now maybe they will live in a house with FOOD, heat, electricity, and water all at the same time.