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Four Arrested On Drug Charges In Washington County

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email
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Police make a big drug bust at a Marietta motel.

They're calling it a troubling case of a young local woman associating with the wrong people

Agents of the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force arrested 25-year-old Tytus Shields of Marietta, 20-year-old Jamal Fuller of Columbus and 29-year-old Travon Hammons, also of Columbus.

The sheriff's office says an ongoing investigation lead agents to the three men inside a Pike Street motel early Wednesday morning.

They're all charged with possessing cocaine and tampering with drugs.

Inside the motel room, investigators also found 18-year-old Roseanna Harbison, of Parkersburg.

She's charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin.

Of the four arrests, the sheriff's office says Harbison was carrying most of the drugs.

She was hiding them, but gave them up just as she was being booked into jail.

"She showed the female attendant, the corrections officer, where the drugs were and she gave them, willingly turned them over," says Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

"The guys from out of town will come into this area. They will hook-up with a young female. And for whatever reason, sometimes they become romantically involved and they use them to convey drugs," adds Sheriff Mincks.

Sheriff Mincks says the teen was hiding 20 bags of crack cocaine and eight bags of tar heroin in her underwear.

All four suspects are in the Washington County Jail, awaiting their first court appearance Thursday morning.


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