Columbus man gets 30 months in prison on drug charges

MARIETTA, Ohio - UPDATE: 8/8/18 5 P.M.

A Columbus man is sentenced to 30 months in prison in Washington County Common Pleas Court for his guilty plea to drug charges.

Taashan Smith, 44. was arrested in October 2017 after authorities executing a search warrant saw him leaving a hotel on Pike Street in Marietta.

He pleaded guilty in June to possession of heroin and trafficking in heroin, both felonies. Two other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Judge Mark Kerenyi sentenced him to 30 months on each count but ordered the sentences to run concurrently. He also ordered Smith to forfeit $3,250 and pay a $5,000 fine.

At the time of his arrest, authorities reported finding heroin, numerous pills thought to be Ecstacy, more than $3,000 in cash, and other drug paraphernalia.


ORIGINAL STORY

A Columbus man and woman are in the Washington County Jail on felony drug charges after their arrest outside a Marietta hotel.

Marietta Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 43-year-old Taashan Smith and 40-year-old Sommer McBee on Tuesday, after officers executing a search warrant at an undisclosed hotel on Pike Street in Marietta saw them get into a vehicle after leaving a room at the hotel.

At the time of his arrest, authorities say Smith was on parole in Ohio for drug and weapons violations.

Smith is now charged with possession of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, possession of heroin, a third-degree felony.

McBee is charged with possession of meth, a fifth-degree felony.

During the arrest, officers found about 46 grams of Methamphetamine, more than six grams of Heroin, numerous pills thought to be Ecstacy, more than $3,000 in cash, and other drug paraphernalia.



 
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