No charges have been filed, but Marion police are reportedly investigating a drug-related ring containing a stolen stimulus check and a forged identification document.
At 6:37 PM Dec. 1, Marion Officer Aaron Slater stopped a vehicle near 3rd and Welch Sts.
According to controlled radio broadcasts, the vehicle was registered to Ashley B. Loomis, 33, Marion, who was arrested several hours later by a deputy sheriff for failing to appear in court.
During the traffic stop, Clinton Police Chief Jeffrey said Monday, Slater’s drug dog, Blue, indicated that there may be drugs in the vehicle.
A search of the house reportedly found a methamphetamine pipe containing meth residue along with a government stimulus check, put up against a person who was not in the car, and false identification for the intended recipient of the check.
Controlled police broadcasts reveal that Slater, eventually joined by Sheriffs Joel Womochil and Matt Regier, questioned two of the vehicle’s occupants over the next hour and a half.
Slater cited one of them — Ronald Pierce Jr., 54, of Marion — for driving while his license was revoked.
The other – Justin Loomis, 28, from Marion – was questioned but released pending further investigation and a review of the case by the Crown Prosecutor.
Both she and the owner of the vehicle have extensive arrest records in Marion County.
Ashley Loomis has been convicted 16 times since October 17, 2018 for a total of 24 days.
In addition to her arrest on December 1, she has been arrested on charges of obstruction of detention or prosecution, burglary, theft by fraud, criminal damage to property, contempt of court, violating probation twice, and 11 other failures to appear in court. court of law.
Justin Loomis has been convicted seven times since February 26, 2018 for a total of 103 days.
His arrests were on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, attempted burglary, attempted robbery, driving twice with a suspended driver’s license and nine failures to appear in court.
Pierce has been convicted five times since October 31, 2018 for a total of 85 days.
His arrests were on suspicion of possession of stimulants, opiates and drug paraphernalia; burglary; theft by deceit; criminal damage to property; two counts of regular theft; and twice failed to appear in court.
After stopping the vehicle registered to Ashley Loomis, officers traveled less than two blocks for follow-up to a home on S. 4th St. owned by the Loomises’ late father, Michael T. Loomis. , who died on June 19, 2020 at age 52.
While there, Slater asked if someone with a valid driver’s license could pick up the car in question from the house.
Around that time, Regier Ashley booked Loomis into prison.
Marion Police Chief Clinton Jeffrey said Monday the investigation is continuing and a full report will be submitted once the investigation is completed, to Attorney General Joel Ensey for possible charges.
Despite repeated attempts to reach Marion police on Tuesday, Jeffrey has not called back.