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Man living in Diamond facing heroin charges

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 9:22 p.m. CDT

DIAMOND – A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on heroin charges after allegedly selling drugs to an undercover police officer.

Gerald T. Studyvin, who was living with a relative in Diamond, was arrested at about 3 p.m. Tuesday and booked into the Grundy County Jail on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Sheriff Kevin Callahan said Wednesday the arrest was made after a month-long investigation by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad (M.A.N.S.)

“We have a deputy in M.A.N.S. and they have been working in that area for quite a bit,” he said.

Tuesday’s arrest was the result of an undercover agent purchasing heroin from Studyvin on three separate occasions totaling the purchase of 26 bags of heroin. Tuesday, the agent purchased 10 bags in the same location as the other buys, in the parking lot of a business in Diamond, Callahan said.

As of Wednesday, Studyvin was still in the Grundy County Jail and is set to be back in court this morning. His bail was set Wednesday at $150,000 with 10 percent to apply, according to judici.com.

Callahan said his office will continue to utilize undercover agents to address all drug-related crimes in Grundy County.

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