OH Organized Crime InvestigationsSpecial News Release 4 Jun2020

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

On 3 Jun 2020 Detective Roe was stationary on I-77 at MP 10 when a vehicle driving southbound in the driving lane slowed quickly causing a commercial tanker truck to move to the left lane to avoid hitting it from behind.  The vehicle passed Det. Roe where he was able to see the two female occupants.  Det. Roe conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, noting the WV registration had expired two days earlier. 

Det. Roe made contact at the passenger side with the occupants, advising the driver of the expired registration.  The driver replied that she had forgotten to renew it.  Det. Roe requested paperwork from the driver, who presented a WV driver’s license showing her to be Mindy Sue Carder.  Carder stated she and her friend were out riding around and gave conflicting stories when answering the questions she was asked.  The passenger was identified as Chandra Jenkins.  Det. Roe observed a torch and a possible THC pen in plain sight.    

Det. Zide arrived on the scene and was asked to walk K-9 Rita around the vehicle, getting a positive indication on the vehicle.  Prior to completing the search, the driver stated she had a meth pipe in the vehicle.  Det. Roe then obtained the item and found methamphetamine, marijuana, 2 Xanax pills, and drug paraphernalia.  Also located were two plastic shopping bags under the seat with 2 large packages of suspected methamphetamine. 

Mindy Sue Jane Carder, age 34, 55 Lot Lane, McFarlan, WV, and Chandra Renea Jenkins, age 39, 121 Lott Lane, McFarlan, WV, were placed under arrest at that time and placed in the patrol vehicles for transport to the Washington County Jail. Prior to entering the jail, Carder presented a small blood covered baggy of suspect methamphetamine she had removed from her pants.

Carder and Jenkins were both charged with possession of drugs, a 1st-degree felony.

Carder and Jenkins appeared in Marietta Municipal Court and each are being held on $200,000 bond.

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.