Suspected gang member arrested following undercover fentanyl purchase.

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – A suspected gang member was arrested following an undercover narcotic purchase by the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force.

On Jan. 10, agents purchased 2.71 grams of fentanyl outside of a Marietta business from 34-year-old Darius Robinson of Columbus, Ohio, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mark Warden

Robinson reportedly fled the scene after agents identified themselves as law enforcement.

Warden said the suspect struck a vehicle in the parking lot and continued to flee with marked and unmarked police vehicles following.

“In doing so, he almost struck two individuals at a business. He proceeded through an intersection and an agent got in position, and Darius Robinson struck that agent’s vehicle. The agent was transported to the hospital where she was later released with minor injuries.”

Warden says Robinson is a suspected member of the Crips Street Gang out of Columbus.

He is facing multiple felony charges, and he is being held on $500,000 bond in the Washington County Jail.

[Robinson is charged with possession of fentanyl and trafficking in fentanyl, both 4th degree felonies. Robinson is also charged with failure to comply with order or signal of police officers, a 3rd degree felony, and 2nd degree misdemeanor resisting arrest.]

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