Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyreese Marsh, of Detroit, has admitted to his role in a methamphetamine distribution operation in Marion County.

Marsh, 29-years-old, pleaded guilty on Wednesday June 16th, 2021, to one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine.”  Marsh admitted to working with others to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in October 2019 in Marion County. 

Tyreese Marsh faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10 million. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

In October of 2019, Marsh was arrested, along with two others from Michigan. Tyreese Marsh, Dejuan Williams and Regano Jones were arrested after a police chase in White Hall.

Police pulled over a Jeep Cherokee that was being driven by Regano Jones for speeding. The car was going 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.

The two passengers were identified as Dejuan Williams in the front seat and Tyreese Marsh in the back seat.

Police noted a smell of marijuana was coming from the car and requested a K9 unit. Once the K9 unit arrived, Regano Jones fled from the scene. The Jeep went north on Route 250 and merged onto Interstate 79 southbound at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle was turning onto the entrance ramp, Marsh threw a shoe box from the driver’s side back window, according to police.

The car continued to flee from Whitehall Police Department, West Virginia State Police, Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Fairmont Police Department. The car eventually stopped and pulled onto the right shoulder between mile markers 128 and 129.

Police recovered the shoebox thrown from the vehicle. The shoebox had over one pound of methamphetamine, over two ounces of cocaine base, also known as crack and over 2 ounces of a heroin and fentanyl mixture.

Jones, Marsh and Williams were charged with possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy. Jones was also charged with fleeing from officer in a vehicle.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the White Hall Police Department investigated.

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