6 face heroin, meth charges

From staff reports

BELPRE — Six people were arrested Thursday on drug charges in connection with an investigation by agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force.

On Thursday, agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Cassey C. Lehew, 555 Eyermann Road, Belpre, where they located Lehew along with Dwan J. Robinson, Stephon Soloman, Rodriquies Evans, Kenyatta Banks Jr. and Shailyn Prall at the residence, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon searching the garage, agents located three plastic bags containing suspected methamphetamine totaling 68.93 grams, and three plastic bags containing 10.79 grams of suspected heroin, the release said. Agents located a work bench that was used to process the drugs for packaging. On the work bench agents located a digital scale, numerous plastic bags, and small measuring spoon.

The press release said Lehew admitted to allowing the other subjects, Robinson, Soloman, Evans, Banks and Prall to use his residence to distribute and consume methamphetamine and heroin. Lehew advised he was provided methamphetamine in exchange for allowing these subjects to use his residence, the release said.

Lehew, 32, of 555 Eyermann Road, Belpre, was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse in violation, a fifth-degree felony.

Robinson, 33, of 178 Midcliff Drive, Columbus, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, in an amount less than 50 times bulk but greater than five times bulk, a second-degree felony, and trafficking heroin, in an amount greater than or equal to 10 grams but less than 50 grams, a second-degree felony.

Soloman, 30, 1970 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine in an amount less than 50 times bulk but greater than five times bulk, a second-degree felony, and trafficking heroin in an amount greater than or equal to 10 grams but less than 50 grams, a second-degree felony.

Evans, 27, of 236 Wellington Willow Way, Columbus, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine in an amount less than 50 times bulk but greater than five times bulk, a second-degree felony, and trafficking heroin in an amount greater than or equal to 10 grams but less than 50 grams, a second-degree felony.

Banks, 27, of 4620 Pintail Creek Drive, Canal Winchester, was arrested and charged with for trafficking methamphetamine in an amount less than 50 times bulk but greater than five times bulk, a second-degree felony, and trafficking heroin in an amount greater than or equal to 10 grams but less than 50 grams, a second-degree felony.

Prall, 20, of 611 Reed St., Parkersburg, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine in an amount less than 50 times bulk but greater than five times bulk, a second-degree felony, and trafficking heroin in an amount greater than or equal to 10 grams but less than 50 grams, a second-degree felony.

All subjects were transported to the Washington County Jail for processing where they remained jailed Friday pending their initial appearance in Marietta Municipal Court.

The Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of Post 84 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; Washington, Morgan and Noble County sheriff’s offices; the Marietta, Belpre and McConnelsville police departments; and the Washington, Morgan and Noble County Prosecutor’s Office.

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