Three Marietta men facing drug charges

MARIETTA – Three Marietta men were arrested on felony charges of possession of drugs following the execution of search warrants at their homes Friday by the Major Crimes Task Force.

In a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, unrelated investigations led to the task force obtaining and executing search warrants at the three residences of the following men: Brian K. Streight, 46, 221 Sixth St.; Robert J. Becker Jr., 68, 213 Meigs St.; and Gary L. McFadden II, 42, 210 Fifth St.

At McFadden’s residence on Fifth Street, agents found a syringe, spoons with heroin residue, marijuana pipes, straws with drug residue, cotton balls, metal filters, and a digital scale. A pill bottle containing numerous marijuana roaches in an amount less than 100 grams was also found. The syringe, spoons, and cotton balls are commonly used in the consumption of heroin.

Similarly, at Becker’s home on Meigs Street, agents found a shoe lace, syringes, razor blades and a pocket knife that tested positive for heroin.

The search of Streight’s residence on Sixth Street yielded an eyeglass case that contained 23 Percocet pills, a Schedule II drug, for which Streight did not have a prescription.

As a result of these searches, all three were arrested on felony charges of possession of drugs. McFadden was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs. Becker’s arrest included a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug abuse instruments.

Streight was released from the Washington County Jail after posting $2,500 bond. McFadden and Becker remain in the jail on $3,500 bond each.

The Major Crimes Task Force is a multi-faceted organization composed of representatives from the Marietta and Belpre Police Departments; the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification, the prosecuting attorney and sheriff’s offices in Morgan and Washington counties.