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Four Arrested After Hotel Room Drug Raid
Posted on: 01/15/2014
By  Mike Cullums
 
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says a local man with a history of drug arrests - and who recently served two years in prison for drug trafficking - was arrested at a Marietta hotel this morning on drug related charges. 
 
Mincks says detectives of the Major Crimes Task Force arrested 25-year-old Tytus Shields of 906 Fifth Street* in Marietta, along with 20-year-old Jamal Fuller and 29-year-old Travon Hammons, both of Columbus, on felony charges of possession of cocaine and tampering with drugs. 
 
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. 
 
Corrections 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.
 
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