Arrests on drug charges made in Marietta

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses Saturday morning at a Marietta motel by the Washington-Morgan County Major Crimes Task Force.

Taylor Marie King, 23, 224 South High St., Marion, and Harrison C. Featherstone, 28, 2511 Brocton Court, Columbus, were charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, the task force reported.

King and Featherstone were placed in jail in lieu of bond pending an appearance in Marietta Municipal Court, the task force said.

Details of the case as released over the weekend by members of the task force:

Agents obtained a search warrant for a motel room that was rented by King and the arrests were made around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, a news release from the task force said. The name of motel was not disclosed by investigators.

During a search of the room and car owned by King the task force found cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills, the task force said.

The cocaine and marijuana were located on tables in the room in plain reach and view by both occupants.

Featherstone is on parole from Franklin County for a robbery that occurred in Washington County on Aug. 14, 2009, according to a news release on the arrests.

King told investigators she drives Featherstone to Marietta every few days so he can do “business,” the task force said.

King also said Featherstone provides her gasoline money and makes her vehicle payment.

King has also been convicted on drug charges related to marijuana and prescription pills.

The Major Crimes Task Force is composed of representatives from the Marietta Police Department, the sheriff’s departments from Washington and Morgan County and the prosecuting attorneys from both counties.