Police discover crack cocaine after man with blood on him answers door

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJune 25, 2013 

A man living at a Fifth Avenue apartment was arrested and charged with crack cocaine Monday after he was unable to explain to police why he had blood on him, according to a Columbus Police report.

Officers were investigating a robbery that occurred at the same apartment when they arrived the complex on the 500 block of Fifth Avenue at about 3:05 a.m. The calling party had reported that an unknown amount of jewelry and money had been taken from him.

When Roger Reese, 61, answered the door he had blood on him. He was unable to give police an explanation and was placed in custody.

After Reese gave police permission to search his apartment, they found a smoking device with crack cocaine residue next to Reese's bed. Nine other crack smoking devices with residue were found inside Reese's cabinet. Police also found three plastic baggies with residue on them.

Reese was charged with possession of drug related objects and possession of crack cocaine. He was taken to Muscogee County Jail. Reese told police he had been smoking crack cocaine that night.

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