WCSO SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE FOR 2 MAR 18
March 2, 2018
Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission
An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in a search warrant executed at 300 Ridgewood Drive, Apartment B, in Marietta, Ohio.
During the execution of the search warrant, agents located Nick Losey Jr., Samantha Losey and two young children inside the apartment.
Upon searching the residence, agents found a plastic bag containing 1.1 grams of heroin in the trash can in the kitchen area. Nick indicated that he placed the bag of heroin in the trash when agents came to the door. Also found were several uncapped syringes, a digital scale, a magazine that had paper folds cut out from it (used to package heroin), cotton swab tips with heroin residue, and a spoon with a cotton swab tip on it laying on the kitchen counter and stove.
In the master bedroom area, several other syringes were found uncapped laying on the dresser top. One of which appeared to contain blood inside the barrel of the syringe from a resent use.
Both Nick and Samantha admitted to using heroin while inside the residence.
During a recorded interview, Samantha admitted to detectives, she was aware Nick was selling heroin from the apartment with children present.
Nick Losey, age 24, was transported to the Washington County Jail where he was charged with trafficking in heroin, a 3rd degree felony and endangering children, a 1st degree misdemeanor.
Samantha Losey, age 23, was transported to the Washington County Jail where she was charged with permitting drug abuse, a 5th degree felony and endangering children, a 1st degree misdemeanor.
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.