POINT PLEASANT — Four men from Central Ohio were recently arrested at a home in the Camp Conley area and are now facing drug charges.
Walter Strong, 35, Andraus D. Mathews, 35, Tarik R. Chukes, 33, all of Columbus, Ohio and Mark A. Hatcher of Canal Winchester, Ohio, have all been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. As of Tuesday evening, the four men remained housed at the Western Regional Jail.
According to the official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department came in contact with the four men around 1:40 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 at a home located at 23 Penny Lane, Point Pleasant.
Chukes was located in a back bathroom of the residence, Mathews was located in a back bedroom of the residence, Strong was located in a back bedroom behind the bedroom door, Hatcher was found “hiding” in a back bathroom connected to a back bedroom, according to the complaint.
Deputies completed a search of the home during which they allegedly located what they describe as a large amount of illegal narcotics which had been individually wrapped for distribution, “hidden” in a back bedroom, according to the criminal complaint. The illegal substances consisted of suspected heroin and suspected cocaine.
The complaint states the owner of the residence said the four men were staying “for a few days” in a back bedroom where alleged narcotics were found.
Deputies were initially dispatched to the residence after a “suspicious incident” call.
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