Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Special News Release 17 Oct 18



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

On 16 Oct 18 Agents obtained a search warrant for 139 Frederick Street, Marietta, OH.  Agents made entry and located several individuals in the residence, along with Marlon Garrison, in a bedroom.

Garrison was taken into custody at that time.  Agents observed a large plastic baggie of what appeared to be heroin directly beside Garrison on the edge of the bed.  Agents also located an additional baggie of suspect heroin, Garrison’s wallet, I.D., and  $180.00 on the bed directly beside the large baggie of heroin.  Numerous items consistent with drug abuse were located in the bedroom as well, i.e. syringes and dirty spoons.

During a later field test, the baggies of suspect heroin indicated positive for heroin, weighing 55.15 grams.

Agents learned of an active felony warrant for Garrison for failure to appear and confirmed this warrant was active.

Garrison has prior criminal convictions for assault, aggravated robbery, resisting arrest, possession of drugs, tampering with government records and trafficking in drugs, in the Dayton, Ohio area.

Marlon Jamial Garrison, age 44,  4221 Oakridge Drive, Dayton, Ohio, was arrested on the active felony warrant and also charged with trafficking in Heroin, a 1st-degree felony.

Garrison appeared in Marietta Municipal Court and is being held on $200,000 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.