MARIETTA, Ohio - UPDATE 9/12/18
On Sept. 12, 2018, Amelia Marie Torres, 27, of Marietta was sentenced to 2 years of community control after she pleaded guilty to one count of felony permitting drug abuse and one count of misdemeanor endangering children.
Amelia Marie Torres, 27, of Marietta was being tried in two separate cases. One case was dismissed and she was sentenced in the other case on Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court.
Torres received a sentence of two years of community control and nine days credit of served time.
She was charged with one count of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of endangering children, a misdemeanor, after police found 4.65 grams of suspected methamphetamine, .98 grams of suspected cocaine, along with other drugs and drug paraphernalia, in her home in October, 2017.
Torres' defense attorney Eric Fowler said she entered a 90-day treatment facility before her indictments and has since" really turned her life around."
Matthew Dagnesi was sentenced Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to seven years in prison.
In May, Dagnesi pleaded guilty to two felonies for aggravated trafficking in drugs and having weapons while under disability.
ORIGINAL STORY 10/25/17
Three Marietta residents face drug charges after a search warrant at a Marietta home on Tuesday night.
The Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force says at 11:32 P.M. Tuesday, its agents executed a search warrant at a home at 304 Kenwood Avenue in Marietta.
Inside the home agents found approximately 4.65 grams of suspected methamphetamine, .98 grams of suspected cocaine, along with other drugs and drug paraphernalia.
In an upstairs bedroom, Matthew James Dagnesi was found with a baby, surrounded by drug paraphernalia, multiple syringes, cash, a drug ledger, digital scales and approximately .98 grams of suspected cocaine.
Syringes were also found stored in reach of the child.
Agents found Justin Ryan Schroeder trying to flush drugs down the toilet in an upstairs bathroom.
Schroeder was found with approximately 4.35 grams of suspected methamphetamine, .42 grams of an unknown white powder and an alcohol swab packaged in a tied plastic bag, and a syringe in the toilet.
In Schroeder's basement living area, deputies also found approximately .3 grams of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales and drug paraphernalia.
In the home's living room, agents found Amelia Marie Torres, with 2 juveniles, another adult and 3 other juveniles.
Torres told agents that she uses Suboxone that she buys from the streets and also uses the upstairs bedroom where Dagnesi was located.
Torres admitted she was aware other people had been coming to the home to buy drugs.
Matthew James Dagnesi, 30, of Marietta, was arrested and charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine in the presence of a juvenile, felony permitting drug abuse and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
Justin Ryan Schroeder, 36, of Marietta, was arrested and charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine in the presence of a juvenile, and felony tampering with evidence.
Amelia Marie Torres, age 27, 304 Kenwood Avenue, Marietta, was arrested and charged with felony permitting drug abuse and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
All three suspects will remain in the Washington County Jail until their court appearance on Thursday morning in Marietta Municipal Court.
The Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of Post 84 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; Washington, Morgan and Noble County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre and McConnelsville Police Departments; and the Washington, Morgan and Noble County Prosecutor’s Office.