Special News Release 13 Aug 2021

On 13 Aug 2021 Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force conducted an investigation resulting in the arrest of William Lee Mossburg, age 51, 200 Florence Street, Belpre, Washington County, Ohio.

Agents executed a search warrant at the residence of William Mossburg.  Agents located an indoor grow of 49 marijuana plants in the basement of the residence.  

Also recovered were numerous grow lights, potting soil and plastic pots.  The weight of plants was found to be 3.88 kilograms.

Agents also located approximately .32 grams of methamphetamine in the residence.

William Mossburg was charged with cultivation of marijuana greater than or equal to 1 kg but less than 5 kg, a 3rd degree felony, and possession of methamphetamine less than bulk, a 5th degree felony.

Mossburg was placed under arrest and processed into the Washington County Jail where he will remain incarcerated until his appearance in Marietta Municipal Court on Monday 16 Aug 2021.

The Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of Post 84 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; Washington, Monroe,  Morgan and Noble County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre and McConnelsville Police Departments; and the Washington, Morgan and Noble County Prosecutor’s Office.