Washington County Drug Arrests

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Washington County Sheriff's detectives recovered nearly $5,000 worth of drugs Wednesday night when they executed two search warrants that led to four arrests.

Detectives arrested 21-year-old Tytus Shields, 30-year-old Mindy Science and 32-year-old Julie Hupp on drug trafficking charges.

They also arrested 24-year-old Stephanie Wright in connection with tampering with evidence.

"As we searched the home we found a bag that had been stuffed in the commode at the residence. When we removed the bag, we found 58 ecstasy pills and approximately 37 grams of crack cocaine," Lieutenant Brian Schuck said.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says he's anticipating more arrests in this drug trafficking case.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    ok that was wrong if they threw on the ground... but if they have kids...there is help. no need to sell drugs to pay the bills. that what the working people pay for. its for people that needs help and yes i know its more need in the these days... but they could look into church help alot of them help pay for a few bills and food. so there is help out there you just got to look for it!!! selling drugs is not a job. its a crime..
  • by jessica Location: marietta on Jul 28, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    i am a friend of theres and mindy is a great mom. i loved them kids. thats all tytus knew and he was going to change. hes a good dad to them kids and did everything for them. mindy is pregent and they threw her on the growned. that was mested up. i mean i dont do any of that stuff but im agianst it but they where really nice ppl. there no jobs so what else are you supposed to support your family.
  • by old friend of one Location: shocked on Jul 26, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    To Confused they are all in Jail
  • by TOHSS Location: Mid-Ohio Valley on Jul 26, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    Thank you WCSO for getting these drugs and drug dealers off of our streets!Great job! And people,really,come on.These people KNEW they had children.They KNEW messing around with DRUGS,crack-cocaine for crying out loud,could cause legal repercussions.They KNEW messing around in this scene could cause them to lose their children.Knowing all of this,they still did it.It doesn't matter if they were "good people" or "good mothers/fathers".THEY WERE SELLING DRUGS.They deserve everything the Judge throws at them.And I for one hope it is actual jail time!
  • by Frustrated Location: Marietta on Jul 25, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    I am shocked at some of what i am reading on here....FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, are you REALLY saying you don't think these 4 should get jail time for the crimes they have commited? for the danger they have put there children in? How would you feel if one of these 4 sold drugs to your child, family member of friend and they either die from an OD or become addicted and it ruin their lives? These 4 are adults, they know right from wrong, they know what is legal and what is illegal.They need to take responsibility for their actions! JUST SAY NO! A GOOD parent would not put their children in these situations!! So these kids want for nothing...they have items purchased with drug money...buying material THINGS does not make a good parent! Where are the kids while these drugs are being processed and sold? I bet they were right there with MOMMY. SICK I TeLL Ya
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    WHATever..... to friend of family do the crime do the time!!!!!
  • by friend of the family Location: marietta on Jul 24, 2009 at 11:11 PM
    first off julie is a great mother to her kids they want for nothing..we all make mistakes in our live so don't judge anyone.julie loves her kids...i don't think she needs jail time or neither does the other ones....
  • by Confused Location: Mtta on Jul 24, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    Julie Hupp is always in the news and she is the only one that's not in jail out of the 4. WHAT"S UP WITH THAT???????????????? Maybe we don't need to ask!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Tammy Location: Marietta on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:17 PM
    Let me say I know Stephanie and Im sorry but if she really loved her kid she would never have have put herself in that. I dont think she should have her kid and that goes for the rest of them with kids. And for another thing I think that Julie (anothere one I know) should spend alot of time in jail for all of this. I have seen her name in the news alot this year I think its about time to her butt behind bars now!!!!!
  • by T Location: Georgia on Jul 24, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    For starters let me start by saying that I am Stephanie's cousin, and she may have gotten into trouble but she is by far NO crackhead! She is a wonderful mother. She may have gotten wrapped up in something bad but hopefully she will pull herself together. So before you go and judge someone, just remember that there are others who actually know that person and know that they are good!
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