Bartlett Traffic Stop Yields Drugs

A traffic stop in Bartlett by agents of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission on Tuesday, May 23 turned into an arrest for two Washington County residents on drug charges. 35 year old Derek Ryan Whytsell of Marietta and 30 year old April Nicole Calvert of Belpre are both charged with trafficking.

Whytsell was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and Calvert was in possession of an amount of heroin.

A K-9 performed a sniff of the vehicle indicating the presence of a controlled substance. During a search of the vehicle, 19.21 grams of meth was found beside the driver’s seat. He also admitted to having in his possession a cutting agent. Calvert was found to have concealed 1.33 grams of heroin on her person.

Whytsell and Calver remain in the Washington County Jail without bond pending an initial court appearance in Marietta Municipal Court.

About Callie J Lyons

Callie Lyons is an investigative journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. The Short, Fantastic Life of a Saloon Girl is Lyons' first published work of historical fiction.
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