News 13 Sept 2023

11 Sept 2023 Deputy Wallace responded to Marietta Township to a male overdosing.  During the course of the investigation deputies learned a black Cadillac, driven by a male, with a female passenger and a K9, drove past the residence several times and picked up the victim. This vehicle is known to be driven by Trent Mason. The investigation revealed that Trent Mason gave the male subject Fentanyl, which he snorted and overdosed on. 12 Sept 2023 while on patrol near the 100 block of Pike Street, Deputy Wallace observed the black Cadillac, known to be driven by Trent Mason.  It is known to law enforcement that Mason drives on a suspended license.  The driver of the Cadillac quickly turned into the AutoZone parking lot and it was confirmed that Mason was the driver.  A traffic stop was then initiated.  Mason advised he needed to pick up brakes for the vehicle even though he knows his license is suspended. A female was in the vehicle along with the K9. In plain view deputies observed foil, which is consistent with drug usage.  Mason was asked what the foil was for and he stated “you know what it’s used for.” The search revealed a box with baggies and foil. The contents were found to weigh 90.81 grams of suspected methamphetamines. Another baggy with suspected purple fentanyl weighed .94 grams.  It was also confirmed for law enforcement that Mason picked up the victim of the overdose and gave him fentanyl.  After being advised of his Miranda Rights, Mason stated the drugs were “someone else’s”, not his, even though he had the vehicle all day. Trent Dwight Mason, age 34, 27335 State Route 7, Lot 13, Marietta, OH,  was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, corrupting another with drugs and trafficking fentanyl.

12 Sept 2023 Deputy Eichhorn observed a vehicle bearing Indiana registration, commit a traffic violation.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver identified as Sean Joe Hayden III.  Hayden was advised of his speed with him stating “Isn’t there a 5 mile per hour leeway.”  Hayden was advised that there was not and again stated “I’m pretty sure there is.” A citation was issued to Hayden for speed, 30 mph in a marked 25 mph zone.  

12 Sept 2023 one 911 hang up call was received.  

12 Sept 2023 deputies patrolled school zones, served/attempted numerous civil papers and warrants, as well as completed residence checks and/or extra patrol requests.

12 Sept 2023 a verbal warning was issued for tail lights.

12 Sept 2023 a welfare check on a subject sitting in a vehicle in Belpre Township at a business (early morning) was requested.  No criminal activity.

12 Sept 2023 deputies conducted a warrant attempt for Justin Hall.  Hall was located and transported to the Washington County Jail.

12 Sept 2023 an alarm in Dunham Township was received.  A responding deputy confirmed the alarm was accidental.

12 Sept 2023 a check was made of a vehicle at a business in the early morning hours.  No criminal activity.

12 Sept 2023 a report of subjects burning tires was received from Newport Township.  Subjects were found to be just burning trash.

12 Sept 2023 a welfare check was conducted in Dunham Township.  Animals were found to be in good condition.

12 Sept 2023 deputies responded to Waterford Township to assist the Beverly Police Department.

12 Sept 2023 a welfare check  on animals was conducted in Pioneer Township.  Negative contact was made.

12 Sept 2023 a welfare check was conducted in Muskingum Township.  Animal found to be fine.

12 Sept 2023 an alarm was received in Muskingum Township.  All areas able to be  accessed were checked and secure.

12 Sept 2023 a deputy met with an individual in reference to a K9 chasing a neighbor.  Subject will keep a better eye on his animal.

The following individual(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 12 Sept 2023:

 Justin Allen Hall, age 40, homeless, rape, a felony.

Trent Dwight Mason, age 34, Marietta, OH, possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in a fentanyl  related compound, possession of a fentanyl related compound, corrupting another with drugs, intimidation and parole violation (WV) all felonies.

There are currently 17 women and 86 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.