Marietta couple returned to jail to face new drug charges

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE 6/5/19 11 A.M.

A Marietta couple out of jail are on bond after their arrest on drug charges in April are back in jail after being arrested again on Tuesday, authorities said.

Dwayne E. Miller, 54, and Keryn Miller, 36, were arrested after a Marietta Police officer checking on the well-being of their children found 5.14 grams of heroin and 3.57 grams of methamphetamine in a hotel room they were staying at in Marietta.

Police said there were children were in the hotel room.

Dwayne Miller faces new charges of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a juvenile and trafficking in meth in the vicinity of a juvenile. Both are second-degree felonies.

Keryn Miller faces a new charge of felony trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a juvenile, a third-degree felony.

The Millers were arrested in April after agents with the Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force found more than 54 grams of meth, 21 grams of heroin, two 9 mm handguns and other drug paraphernalia inside at their home on Sharon Street in Marietta.


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A Marietta man and woman face multiple drug charges after their arrest on Tuesday.

Authorities charged Dwayne E. Miller, 54, with trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine in the vicinity of a juvenile and for having a weapon while under disability, and Keryn A. Miller, 36, with complicity to drug trafficking.

They were arrested at 116 Sharon St., in Marietta, where agents recovered more than 54 grams of meth, 21 grams of heroin, two 9 millimeter handguns and an assortment of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities said there were also three juveniles in the residence at the time.

The Millers were both arraigned on Wednesday in Marietta Municipal Court, where a judge set a $100,000 bond for Dewayne Miller and a $50,000 bond for Keryn Miller. They remain in the Washington County Jail.

Agents with the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission and the Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation.

The task force is comprised of representatives from Post 84 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; the Washington, Morgan and Noble County sheriff’s offices; the Marietta, Belpre and McConnelsville police departments; and the Washington, Morgan and Noble county prosecuting attorney offices.