Two men facing drug charges in Marietta
MARIETTA — An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in two arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Friday.
Michael Shawn Williams, 42, 240 Hillcrest Drive, Apartment 71, Marietta, was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. Dashawn Lamar Young, 42, 1090 Hilton Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was placed under arrest for trafficking in methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, and trafficking in heroin, a third-degree felony.
According to a report released by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday, agents with the Major Crimes Task Force and members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT), executed a search warrant at 240 Hillcrest Drive, Apartment 71, Marietta, Ohio.
The reports states that during a search of the residence officers located a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine in Williams’s pocket. The suspected methamphetamine was found to weigh .63 grams, with positive indications for methamphetamine once tested.
Prior to arrival at the location, an individual known to be Dashawn Young, exited this apartment building and got into a vehicle, driving to the Frontier Shopping Center.
The police report describes that an officer approached Young, identifying himself as a police officer, at which time Young reached into his pocket with one hand and continued talking on a phone he held in the other. Young immediately stopped approximately 15-20 feet from the officer and began looking around, possibly for an escape route.
The officer made his police badge visible to Young at eye level and repeatedly advised Young that he was a police officer and for him to show his hands. Young continued to refuse to show his concealed hand or remain still as officers were approaching Young’s location.
As the officer cornered his vehicle, Young began to walk away in an eastbound direction. Young was advised several more times that the officer was a police officer and for Young to show his hands, and stop.
As the officer got closer to Young he turned his back and ran. A foot pursuit began and Young ran beside the building and into an alley located behind the businesses.
The report says that while Young was in the alley he was observed removing a white object and throwing it beside the building near a dumpster. The pursuit continued behind the business at which time he was followed by more agents and SRT.
Young continued to run between the buildings and a parked box delivery truck where he was apprehended.
After subduing Young, agents located a plastic baggie of suspected drugs on the ground between the box truck and the businesses. Young was observed throwing the baggie of drugs in that area.
While searching Young, a plastic baggie containing suspected heroin was located. Also located in the alley was another bag of suspected drugs (white in color), which agents witnessed being thrown there by Young.
The suspected methamphetamine that was collected was found to weigh 38.47 grams and the suspected heroin weighed 7.32 grams. The suspected methamphetamine and heroin was later field tested with positive indications for both drugs.
Young and Williams remain incarcerated in the Washington County Jail 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.