Armed with information that Shields
was dealing drugs out of a room at a hotel, officers obtained and executed a
search warrant. During the search, Mincks says they found several items related
to drug trafficking, such as razor blades and sandwich bags. He says some bags contained residue that tested positive for cocaine.
A fourth person in the hotel room, 18-year-old
Roseanna Harbison of Parkersburg, was charged with two counts of drug trafficking - one involving heroin, the other cocaine - after she allegedly concealed the contraband on her person. They were found while she was being booked into the Washington County Jail on a less serious drug possession charge.
Officers allegedly discovered 20 bags of crack cocaine and 8 bags of
tar heroin that Harbison had concealed in her underwear.
* - The Sheriff's Office has released a statement that Mr. Shields provided them with false information regarding his address. The homeowner on Fifth Street told investigators the suspect has never lived there.