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Large-Scale, Multi-Jurisdiction Drug Investigation Yields Arrests, Drug Seizures
Posted on: 04/25/2014
By  Mike Cullums
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks announced this afternoon that the Major Crimes Task Force of Washington and Morgan counties, in conjunction with the Parkersburg, Marietta, Vienna and Belpre police departments, Wood County sheriff’s office, West Virginia State Police and several federal agencies, have been conducting an investigation which involved the transportation, possession, and distribution of large quantities of cocaine and marijuana.
On Wednesday of this week, Mincks says search warrants were issued and executed at six locations in Wood County and one in Washington County.     
The locations in Wood County were the residences of David Naylor, 2311 Pike Street, Parkersburg; Timothy Fields, 703 21st Street, Vienna;  the 5th Street Pub in downtown Parkersburg, operated by Brent Sidwell; plus locations at 2707 Polk Drive, Parkersburg; 217 Fox Run Drive, Mineral Wells; and 2503½ Lincoln Avenue, Parkersburg.       
The location in Washington County was the residence of 5th Street Pub operator Brent Sidwell at 1045 Ridgewood Boulevard in Belpre Township.    
The sheriff says three individuals were arrested in Washington County: Brent Sidwell, age 32, of Belpre Township; Timothy Fields, age 38, of Vienna; and David Naylor, age 27, of Parkersburg.     
They were each charged with two counts of distribution of over 28 grams of cocaine, a first degree felony. All three men were arrested near the park-and-ride commuter parking lot at the intersection of US 50, State Route 7 and State Route 339.     
Multiple pounds of marijuana, cocaine, approximately $20,000 in cash, five vehicles, two jet skis, a commercial mower, furniture and other items allegedly purchased with the proceeds of narcotics were also seized.    
In a statement this afternoon, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said “this case is a great example of local, state, and federal law enforcement working together to keep Ohioans, as well as our neighbors in West Virginia, safe from the crime and violence associated with the drug trade.”  
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