Local Arrest for Trafficking in Meth

An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in a search warrant executed in New Matamoras, Ohio.

On 15 Feb 18 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team executed a search warrant at 817 Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras, Ohio.

As Agents and Deputies were executing the search warrant Robert Lohr exited the residence and travelled to a local establishment in New Matamoras.  Deputies made contact with Lohr at which time Lohr was placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant out of Monroe County for failure to appear on a weapons under disability charge.

Mary Ann Sidel, age 51, was found to be at home during the search.  Agents located 4.93 grams of suspected methamphetamine, methamphetamine pipes, digital scales, Sidel’s purse, and her phone, all located on the kitchen table.

Sidel was transported to the Washington County Jail where she was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, a 2nd degree felony, within 1000 feet of a school.

Sidel appeared in Marietta Municipal Court and remains incarcerated on a $50,000 bond.

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.