Drugs confiscated during early morning search

An investigation into a stolen vehicle led deputies to a drug bust early Tuesday morning. Police arrested Myron Webb, 38, and Roy Marshall Jr., 43. Only Webb faces drug charges.

Mansfield police were following up on a report of a stolen vehicle in the 500 block of Woodland Avenue when they encountered Webb and Marshall late Monday.

Officers knocked on the door at 533 Woodland Ave. and said they could smell marijuana coming from the home and saw Webb trying to hide something, according to the police report. Webb answered and told officers he had already been contacted by the female with the stolen car, the report said.

During a routine pat down for safety, officers became suspicious of the two.

Marshall gave officers a name other than his own, and Webb was found to have $4,500 in his pocket, the report said. Marshall was charged with falsification and taken to jail; Webb was taken to the police station.

During a K-9 search of Webb's home, which he said he owned but did not live in, officers discovered one gram of crack cocaine in individually wrapped baggies, three grams of marijuana, and suspected heroin and miscellaneous pills inside the leg of a weight bench, the report said.

METRICH officers also found a digital scale in a kitchen drawer, along with other drug paraphernalia throughout the home, the report said.

Judge Frank Ardis signed the search warrant.

Webb was charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, both first-degree misdemeanors. Further charges will be forwarded to the Richland County Prosecutor's Office for review, METRICH Lt. Joy Stortz said in a news release.


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