Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission News Release 18 Jan 19

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An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in drug and weapon charges.

On 16 Jan 19 Agents along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Marietta Police Department conducted a search warrant at 101 Sunset Drive, Marietta, Ohio.

During a search of the residence Agents located six plastic baggies containing 16.55 total grams of methamphetamine, baggies, scales, and methamphetamine smoking pipes in a bedroom shared by Tina Darlene Frye and Paula Lynne Hadley.  Agents also located two handguns in the closet of the shared bedroom.

During questioning, Frye advised she provided Hadley with .5 grams of methamphetamine to transport drugs for her.  Frye also admitted to selling methamphetamine to individuals for profit or trading for suboxone strips.

Agents determined Hadley and Frye were both under disability for possessing firearms.  Fry was due to a conviction for distributing a quantity of cocaine through the Southern District of West Virginia Federal Court, and Hadley was due to a conviction for complicity to trafficking in drugs through the Washington County Common Pleas Court.

Frye, age 35, 101 Sunset Drive, Marietta, Ohio, was placed under arrest for trafficking of methamphetamine (more than 5 times bulk, but less than 50 times bulk), a 2nd-degree felony and weapons under disability, a 3rd-degree felony.

Hadley, age 55, 101 Sunset Drive, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest for weapons under disability a 3rd-degree felony and permitting drug abuse, a 5th-degree felony.

Hadley and Frye appeared in Marietta Municipal Court on 17 Jan 19.  Hadley is being held on $35,000 bond and Frye is being held on $75,000 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.