Suspect is arrested for stealing in exchange for drugs

John Phillips (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
John Phillips (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police arrested a man on Friday for stealing a television for his drug dealer in exchange for crack.

According to court documents, John Phillips, 20, broke into a home in the 4300 block of North Bend Rd. then removed a 55" television and placed it over the fence. Phillips stole a grocery cart and used it to transport the television with his mother's help.

Phillips gave the TV to his drug dealer who was waiting down the street for him. In exchange, Phillips received $50 worth of crack cocaine.

Phillips was also arrested in April for breaking into a home and stealing an X-box system, Kinect and 10 games in exchange for $100 worth of heroine from his drug dealer.

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