Sandusky police officers charged two people on Monday night with felonies related to heroin possession.
Port Clinton resident Lindsay E. Marsho, 25, NE Catawba Road, was charged with heroin possession and drug abuse instruments possession, which constitutes one felony.
Sandusky resident Jason A. Denney, 37, 500 block Meigs St., was charged with heroin possession, criminal tools possession, heroin trafficking and marijuana possession, for a total of three felonies.
The incident kicked off after officers received a confidential tip from an informant about suspicious activity at the Knights Inn on Cleveland Road, according to a related police report.
This informant clued officers in on Denney, who allowed officers to search his room. Sandusky police previously started an investigation into Denney allegedly selling heroin.
Officers then found:
• A digital scale with residue on it.
• Plastic bags with what appeared to be heroin and marijuana inside of them.
• Other various drug-related items.
Officers then reportedly looked inside Marsho’s purse and located a syringe and metal spoon.
“Marsho advised the syringe had heroin inside and that she is a ‘user,’” according to the report.
Officers also increased the trafficking charge to a second-degree felony since there were children swimming in a pool roughly 25 feet away from his room.
As of Tuesday, Denney remained in the Erie County jail with a bond of about $46,500.
“Anytime we can get heroin off the streets is a good day,” Sandusky police Chief John Orzech said.