Special News Release 23 Oct 18

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An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in a search warrant being issued for the property located at 316 Main Street, New Matamoras, Ohio.

On 23 Oct 18, Agents, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) executed a search warrant at the Main Street property.

Agents located 15.67 grams of methamphetamine, a number of methamphetamine smoking pipes, syringes, digital scales, and multiple small plastic baggies in a room being used as a bedroom for Jason Slonaker and Joy Headley.

Agents also located a number of firearms that were in the bedroom, as well as a stolen Champion Generator, which was stolen from approximately one block away.

Upon searching the shed in the backyard, Agents located another firearm and a box containing multiple small plastic baggies and several syringes.

Two juveniles were also located inside the home at the time of the search.

Jason Scott Slonaker, age 39, 316 Main Street, New Matamoras, was placed under arrest for drug trafficking in the vicinity of a juvenile, a 1st-degree felony,  weapons under disability, a 3rd-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a 5th-degree felony.

Joy Jo Headley, age 40, 316 Main Street, New Matamoras, OH, was also placed under for drug trafficking in the vicinity of a juvenile,  a 1st-degree felony, weapons under disability, a 3rd-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a 5th-degree felony.

Headley and Slonaker were transported to the Washington County Jail where they remain incarcerated pending an appearance in Marietta Municipal Court.

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.