Athens County woman arrested on felonious drug-related charges

Forty-one-year-old Shannon Dickens was arrested on April 23 after the Athens County Sheriff's...
Forty-one-year-old Shannon Dickens was arrested on April 23 after the Athens County Sheriff's Office was conducting traffic stops.(Athens County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM EDT
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An Athens County woman was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related and felonious charges.

According to a news release from Athen’s County Sheriff Rodney Smith, Shannon M. Dickens, 41, out of The Plains, was charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs, three counts of possession of drugs, one count of trafficking in drugs, and one count of possession of drugs.

All the charges range from first-degree to third-degree felonies.

On April 23, 2021, according to the release, The Criminal Interdiction Units conducted a traffic stop on State Route 682 near Fourth Street in The Plains, and criminal indicators were present upon making contact with the driver.

Dickens was identified as the driver and showed to have a suspended license and an active warrant for her arrest. She admitted to having a meth “bubble” on her person which was located and seized. Dickens was then detained, and the vehicle was searched incident to the arrest. Deputies located an additional 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a large sum of money.

After the further investigation was conducted, deputies were able to secure a search warrant for Dickens’ residence.

Dickens was arrested and transported to Southeast Ohio Regional Jail. A bond of $500,000 is being requested in Athens County Municipal Court.

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