Charges are pending against a Union couple after police found drugs during a Jan. 1 search.

Two people were arrested and taken to the Franklin County Detention Facility pending a warrant application. Union police are seeking charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

More charges for distribution of narcotics are possible, police said.

The arrest came just after 7 p.m. on New Year’s Day at the couple’s residence. Union officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Woodland Oaks Drive in reference to the possible sale of narcotics.

Police arrested a 25-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman.

Numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including about 110 empty pill capsules were found at the scene. Police said the arrested parties told officers the capsules were used to store heroin.

The investigation to see if more charges are warranted will continue. Police said further investigation of two phones will determine if the individuals will be charged with distribution of narcotics.

Overdose Calls

Union police started 2019 with multiple reports of possible drug overdoses.

The first call came in 25 minutes after midnight in the new year. Police responded to a report of an unconscious person.

Police found a 30-year-old man had overdosed. The man was taken by EMS for medical evaluation.

Later in the morning, officers were called to another possible overdose. Just after 10 a.m., a man was treated for an overdose.

Police said the man had a failure to appear warrant out of Warren County and was arrested after being treated.

A third overdose call came in at 3:15 p.m.

A 35-year-old man admitted to using narcotics and overdosed, police said. The man was unconscious and came to once he was taken out of his vehicle.

He was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for treatment.