Police: Marijuana, sawed-off shotgun found in ‘well-known drug house’

Middletown police confiscated drugs and guns Thursday night from a “well-known drug house” in the 700 block of Louis Place, according to a police report.

Joshua Myers, 36, of Middletown, was charged with possession of dangerous ordinance, a fifth-degree felony; possession of a defaced firearm, a first-degree misdemeanor; and drug abuse/marijuana, a misdemeanor, the report read.

The investigation is ongoing and police said in the report further charges could be pending.

Two police officers, while on foot patrol on Louis Place, said they saw a man walk into a house, then leave five minutes later. The man, later identified as Joshua Mann, 40, of Monroe, was asked by police if he could be searched and he agreed, the report read.

A bag of marijuana was retrieved and it weighed almost 29 grams, police said. A search warrant of the residence was obtained through Middletown Municipal Court, police said.

When police knocked on the door, Myers answered. Police found 50 grams of marijuana and large baggies with marijuana residue, cellophane wrappers and scales inside the house, the report read.

Police also found two firearms in the residence, a silver handgun and a sawed-off shotgun that had its serial numbers sanded off.

In the shed, which was included in the search warrant, a motorcycle that was found to be stolen through the Dayton Police Department, was recovered, towed, then turned over to Dayton officers.

Myers will have his preliminary Friday in Middletown Municipal Court, according to records.

About the Authors