WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio -
A deputy was injured and three people were arrested during the search of two motel rooms in connection with a heroin trafficking investigation in Fayette County Thursday.
According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, search warrants were executed at two rooms of the City Motel on Washington Avenue in Washington Court House at about 7:41 p.m.
The warrants were part of an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking throughout the county.
The search of Room 14 led to the arrest of Sonya K. Jackson, 35, of Washington Court House.
During the search, heroin, drug paraphernalia, and cash was seized.
According to the sheriff's office, as members of the Sheriff's Tactically Armed Response team entered the room, Jackson fled to the restroom area, opened a bathroom window, and began throwing items outside before being taken into custody.
A deputy was bit on the right leg while entering the room. He was treated at the scene, transported to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The dog that bit the deputy, and another dog inside the room were unharmed and released to the Fayette County dog warden.
Fayette County Children Services also responded to the motel after deputies discovered a 15-year-old juvenile family member of Jackson inside the room.
Jackson was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail, charged with trafficking in drugs, and tampering with evidence.
A search warrant executed at Room 25 led to the arrest of Frandral L. Kelley, 42, of Columbus, and Derial R. Daniels, 57, of Toledo. Both were taken into custody without incident.
Authorities said heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash, and a handgun were discovered during the search.
Kelley and Daniels were transported to the Fayette County Jail, charged with trafficking in drugs, and possession of a weapon under disability.
The sheriff said the investigation is ongoing, and that additional charges are possible.
The three suspects are scheduled to appear in court on March 3.