OH Organized Crime Investigations Special News Release 7 Feb 2020



An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in an arrest in Beverly, Washington County, Ohio.   

On 6 Feb 2020 Agents with the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office SRT, conducted a search warrant at 308 Third Street, Beverly, Ohio.

Agents located Joshua Mark Whitstine, age 29, 127 Ward Street, Marietta, Ohio, inside the residence.  Whitstine was placed under arrest on an indictment issued 9 Jan 2020 on charges of tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of heroin. 

Also on file was a warrant for a parole violation out of the State of Ohio, Adult Parole Authority for Whitstine.   

Whitstine appeared in Washington County Common Pleas Court on 7 Feb 2020 and is being held on a $5000 PR bond for the indictment charges, as well as the parole violation. 

The Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yosts 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.