Special News Release 2 May 18
May 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 the arrests of Felicia Jean Goff and Robert Otis Powers.
On 1 May 18 Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at 702 Pike Street, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.
Prior to the service of the warrant, a traffic stop was conducted on Robert Powers and Felicia Goff. Powers and Goff were taken into custody and informed of the search warrant. Goff was found in possession of a digital scale, along with a syringe. Drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle as well. Powers was found with $493 cash and Goff had $143 cash.
Agents then responded to 702 Pike Street and located drug kits and several cell phones, and a baggie with what appeared to be heroin/fentanyl. Agents also discovered a large bag with several hundred unused plastic bags, mostly 1”x1” bags that are often used to package drugs for shipment. In the nightstand beside the bed, officers located a clear plastic bag with what appeared to be Heroin/Fentanyl. From past officer experience, the color and consistency of the product inside of the bag appeared to be Fentanyl and due to officer safety concerns the bag wasn’t opened for a field test.
During processing at the Washington County Jail, Powers was found to have an additional $3,000.00.
Robert Otis Powers, age 47, 2066 Hackberry Street, Akron, Ohio and Felicia Goff, age 34, 22 Oak Street, Parkersburg, WV were both arrested for trafficking in Heroin, a 3rd degree felony. Powers was additionally charged with Receiving Proceeds of an Offense Subject to Forfeiture Proceeding, a 5th degree felony.
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.