Three Marietta residents face felony drug charges after an investigation that resulted in a search and arrest at a Marietta home.
61-year-old Eugene Robert Offenberger, 53-year-old Cynthia Mae Wallace and 26-year-old Felicia Dawn Wallace were arrested at Offenberger’ s residence, 106 Plum Street in Marietta on Monday.
Agents with the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force knocked at the door with Cynthia Wallace opening the door and then slamming it shut, after being asked to come outside. Once inside the residence Felicia Wallace was found running through the residence in possession of an uncapped syringe. Agents then located Cynthia Wallace and Eugene Offenberger in another area of the home with a table that was set up for narcotics use. Also found in that area was a cap to a syringe, cotton, and an open bag with residue. Beside the table Agents located another table with a spoon containing a brown liquid substance consistent with heroin. Agents also located both female’s purses, indicating that they were seated at the table where all the drug use was occurring.
Offenberger was placed under arrest and charged with drug possession, a fifth degree felony. Offenberger told Agents that he had a small bag of meth in his change pocket. The suspected meth tested positive for methamphetamine Agents also tested the liquid, with it testing positive for heroin. Offenberger was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
Cynthia Mae Wallace of 105 Leland Avenue, Marietta, and Felicia Dawn Wallace of 1360 Silver Globe Road, Marietta, were both charged with possession of heroin, a fifth degree felony, and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
All three subjects are being held on a $2500 bond.
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.