THE BELMONT County Drug Task Force issued eight felony warrants that resulted in the arrest of four individuals.
Roger Lee Williams, 237 North Seventh St., Apartment G, Martins Ferry, is charged with three counts drug trafficking and a felony four charge for possession of a prescription drug. He also faces child endangerment charges.
According to Drug Task Force Commander John McFarland, when the task force entered the apartment, there was a strong odor of marijuana, to which Williams admitted smoking while his 10-month-old child was present. Bond was set at $22,500 and was posted.
CHARLES A. CLIFFORD
BENJAMIN D. DOBRICH
MICHAEL JAMES JACKSON II
ROGER LEE WILLIAMS
Charles A. Clifford, 651 1/2 South Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, faces charges stemming from counts of trafficking drugs. The number of charges were unknown. Bond was set at $20,000.
Benjamin D. Dobrich, 201 Pear St., Bethesda, is charged with two counts of trafficking prescription medication. Additional charges are pending. Bond was set at $500 and was posted.
Michael J. Jackson II, 46898 Columbia St., St. Clairsville, was arrested in Fairpoint on two counts of drug trafficking. Bond was set at $2,500.
These four arrests were the result of an eight-month long investigation carried out by the Drug Task Force.
As for the other warrants that were issued that day, the Drug Task Force believes that they are out of state and the U.S. Marshals are assisting.
"Working together as a combined group makes us more efficient, and I greatly commend the field agents for their hard work and dedication that they put into investigating drug dealers throughout Belmont County," said McFarland. "We have more arrest warrants that were not served today, but we will continue our efforts to see that they end up in the county jail."
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