Man accused of parole violation, drug trafficking

A Marietta man who reportedly lied to his parole officer about his living arrangements was arrested Wednesday on drug charges and a parole violation.

A housemate told officers that Brandon P. Lincoln, 26, had been living at 615 Eighth St., Marietta, for the past couple of months, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

“He had told his parole officers he wasn’t living there, but he was,” said Mincks.

Officers also found multiple mail items sent to Lincoln at that address, he said.

The Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at the address Wednesday. They had witnessed suspected drug trafficking there, said Mincks.

Agents found Lincoln in the downstairs bedroom, along with a black bag containing prescription pills with Lincoln’s name on them, two mason jars full of marijuana and two sets of digital scales.

The marijuana weighed approximately 58 grams, more than the bulk amount, said Minks.

Lincoln is on parole for a drug trafficking conviction, the sheriff said.

He is being held without bond at the Washington County Jail on a parole violation until the Adult Parole Board holds a hearing deciding whether he will be sent back to prison.

Lincoln was also charged with a second-degree misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business, a first-degree misdemeanor charge of falsification and a fourth-degree felony charge of drug trafficking, said Mincks.

Life sentence for