Brownstown woman charged with dealing heroin

A 10-month investigation by authorities in Jackson County led to the arrest of a local woman on drug charges.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Spokesman says that the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, along with Deputy Jeff Walters, arrested 29-year-old Cynthia Edington, of Brownstown, on Wednesday. She is accused of dealing heroin. Authorities say this arrest stemmed from an investigation that began last April. The investigation was led by Det. Benjamin Rudolph.

Det. Rudolph says that Edington was booked in the Jackson County Jail on a charge of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 5 Felony. He noted that Edington is being held, without bond, pending an initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.