Syracuse heroin bust results in three arrests

SYRACUSE – Three people were busted with heroin and THC candy in Syracuse yesterday.

Eric Scott McFarland, 36; Kathryn Richardson, 35; and Dylan Nikole Bowser, 24; all of 109 E. Baltimore St., Apt. #3, Syracuse, were arrested Thursday and booked into the Kosciusko County jail on multiple felony drug related charges.

On October 19, a Syracuse Police officer met with a confidential informant that had been in communication with McFarland about purchasing heroin and THC-laced lollipops.

The informant placed a recorded phone call to McFarland’s telephone. Bowser answered the call and told the informant to come over.

The informant told police as they entered the residence, he/she saw Bowser and McFarland in the residence with Richardson. Bowser and Richardson talked about getting more money so they could pick up more heroin, according to court documents. The informant paid Richardson $100 for a previous heroin purchase and $60 for three more bags of heroin.

On October 20, police met with an informant who also had arranged to buy heroin from McFarland. The informant advised that McFarland wanted to charge $30 for one-hundredth of a gram of heroin, a higher price for better quality heroin.

Officers gave the informant $100 to purchase the drugs, the charging documents state.  After the purchase, the informant provided five bags to police that tested positive for heroin.

McFarland was charged with two counts of aiding, inducing or cause of dealing in a narcotic drug, level 5 felonies, two counts of possession of a narcotic drug, level 6 felonies and one count of maintaining a common nuisance. Richardson was charged with two counts of dealing in a narcotic drug and two counts of possession of a narcotic drug.  Bowser was charged with one count of aiding, inducing or cause of dealing in a narcotic drug, one count of possession of a narcotic drug and one count of maintaining a common nuisance.

All three individuals were booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Thursday with bond set at  $10,250 each.