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4 arrested on multiple charges

WHEELING — Multiple resident complaints about drug activity in South Wheeling led to the arrest of four people, the Wheeling Police Department announced Friday.

Harley Kay Blake, 27, of Wheeling; Joseph Stephen Paree, 31, of Wheeling; Roberta Jasmine Sheets, 35, of Martins Ferry; and Treva Lynn Hamm, 40, of Wheeling all were arrested between Jan. 13 and Jan. 18, the department said.

On Jan. 13, police observed suspicious activity at 3622 Eoff St. Officers approached a woman, Blake, leaving the house and she allegedly appeared to be hiding something. WPD said she allegedly possessed fentanyl. Blake was cited and released on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Wheeling police kept investigating the house, the WPD report said, because of several complaints from residents. In those investigations, they found more information on suspicious activity in the area.

Search warrants were obtained for that Eoff St. house on Jan. 18. While inside, police allegedly found multiple types of illegal drugs, drug-using instruments and various types of suspected drugs.

At that point, Paree was arrested on an active state felony warrant for malicious assault, Sheets was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and Hamm was charged on a state summons for operating/maintaining a drug premises.

Paree and Sheets were taken to the Northern Regional Jail. Both were later arraigned by a magistrate where a $1,000 cash bond was sent for Sheets, and a $2,500 bond was set for Paree. Hamm was served a summons for her charge.

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