OH Organized Crime Investigations Special News Release 11 Jul 19

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An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force was conducted in Belpre, Washington County, Ohio, resulting in numerous drug charges. 

On 10 Jul 19 Agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Chase Cowan, 10414 Veto Road, Belpre, Ohio.  Cowan and a 17 year old juvenile were located in the residence.

During the search of the residence Agents recovered 11.02 grams cocaine, 1.79 lbs. of marijuana, 16 marijuana plants (3.95 lbs.), 4.6 pounds of marijuana edibles, 687.54 grams of marijuana wax, multiple controlled substances to include Alprazolam, Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride, Clonazepam, Vyvanse, multiple calibers of ammunition, one handgun, 324 THC Vaporizer pen cartridges with 1 gram each (totaling 324 grams) and $15,652 cash.  Agents also recovered items consistent with drug abuse, trafficking, manufacturing and using.

Chase Payton Cowan, age 22, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing and appearance in Marietta Municipal Court. 

Cowan was charged with trafficking in cocaine in the vicinity of a juvenile, F2, 2 counts trafficking in hashish solids in the vicinity of a juvenile, F1, trafficking in marijuana in the vicinity of a juvenile, F3, possession of criminal proceeds, F4, trafficking in schedule II substance in the vicinity of a juvenile, F2, cultivation of marijuana in the vicinity of a juvenile, F2, and weapons under disability, F3.

Cowan appeared in Marietta Municipal Court on 11 Jun 19 and is now under at $150,000 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.