Police arrest two on heroin charges in Marietta

MARIETTA — Two Marietta residents were arrested Thursday for allegedly trafficking in heroin after a search warrant was executed at their Harmar Hill apartment.

According to a release from the Marietta Police Department, officers executed a search warrant for narcotics at 106 Riley Drive, Apt. 8, the residence of Jolanda Nicole Barber, 29, also known as Jolinda Barber. The target of the search warrant was Peter Grant Hafner, 28, police said.

Police found a toddler in a playpen in the front room. Officers located Barber and Hafner together in bed in a back room. Officers also discovered 0.26 grams of chopped white powder that is suspected to be heroin on a mirror next to the bed, police said.

Scattered throughout the room were numerous small baggies, both new and used, containing residue, police said. Mirrors and straws with residue, along with razor blades and burnt foil were also recovered, according to the release.

Children Services responded at the officers’ request and the toddler was taken from the scene by family members.

Hafner was arrested for trafficking in heroin in an amount less than 1 gram within the vicinity of a juvenile and within 1,000 feet of a school, a fourth-degree felony.

Hafner also had an outstanding arrest warrant for four counts of aggravated menacing based on an incident that occurred on the afternoon of March 25, also at 106 Riley Drive when he brandished a kitchen knife and threatened four people, including a juvenile, police said. In that incident Hafner had fled prior to officers arriving.

Barber was arrested for trafficking in heroin in an amount less than 1 gram within the vicinity of a juvenile and within 1,000 feet of a school, a fourth-degree felony, permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a first-degree misdemeanor.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office provided a deputy and K9 to assist with the initial execution of the warrant.

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