As part of an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking throughout the county, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three individuals Thursday night at the City Motel on Washington Avenue.
According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, members of the Sheriff’s Tactically Armed Response (S.T.A.R.) team served search warrants at 7:41 p.m. Thursday at two separate rooms at the City Motel, 1524 Washington Ave. The search warrant at Room #14 led to the arrest of Sonya K. Jackson, 35, of Washington C.H. and the discovery of a substance “presumptively testing positive for heroin,” drug paraphernalia items, and money.
As members of the S.T.A.R. team went inside the room, Jackson reportedly ran to the restroom area, opened a bathroom window and began discarding items of evidence to the outside before she was taken into custody.
A deputy was injured during the entry into Room #14 when a dog inside the room bit his right leg. The deputy was treated at the scene by Fayette County E.M.S. and was later transported to Fayette County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The dog that bit the deputy and a second dog inside the room were unharmed and released to the Fayette County Dog Warden at the scene for confinement. Fayette County Children’s Services also responded to the scene after deputies discovered a 15-year-old juvenile family member of Jackson’s inside the room.
Jackson was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs and tampering with evidence. She was taken to the Fayette County Jail.
The search warrant executed at Room #15 led to the arrest of Frandral L. Kelley, 42, of Columbus, and Derial R. Daniels, 57, of Toledo. Both were taken into custody without incident.
A substance “presumptively testing positive for heroin,” items of drug paraphernalia, money and a handgun were found in the room. Kelley and Daniels were taken to the Fayette County Jail where they were incarcerated, both charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of a weapon under disability.
“The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible as the investigation progresses,” said Stanforth.
Jackson, Kelley and Daniels are all scheduled to appear in Washington C.H. Municipal Court on Monday for arraignment.