Two Marietta residents arrested on child endangerment and drug charges
Two people face child endangerment and drug charges after police found heroin and syringes in a Washington County apartment on Thursday.
Agents with the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission and Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant on Thursday night at an apartment at 300 Ridgewood Drive in Marietta.
Inside the apartment, agents found Nick Losey, age 24, Samantha Losey, age 23, and two young children.
In the kitchen, agents found a plastic bag with 1.1 grams of heroin in a trash can, several uncapped syringes, a digital scale, a magazine that had paper folds cut out from it (used to package heroin), cotton swab tips with heroin residue, and a spoon with a cotton swab tip on it
In the master bedroom area, several other syringes were found uncapped laying on the dresser top. One of which appeared to contain blood inside the barrel of the syringe from a resent use.
Nick told agents he placed the bag of heroin in the trash when agents came to the door.
Both Nick and Samantha admitted to using heroin while inside the residence.
During a recorded interview, Samantha admitted to detectives she knew Nick was selling heroin in the apartment with children present.
Nick Losey was arrested and charged with trafficking in heroin, a 3rd degree felony and endangering children, a 1st degree misdemeanor.
Samantha Losey was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse, a 5th degree felony and endangering children, a 1st degree misdemeanor.
Both suspects were taken to the Washington County Jail.
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 officers from 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.