Fostoria shooting survivor faces drug trafficking charges

FOSTORIA — Tyeesha Ferguson-Snowden, the Fostoria woman who was shot multiple times by an ex-boyfriend in July, is now facing drug trafficking charges.
Police on Friday searched a West Lytle Street motel room where Ferguson-Snowden, 36, and her husband, Lamar Snowden, 36, live.
As a result of the search, both face charges of heroin trafficking, possession of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, possession of criminal tools, and permitting drug abuse, police said.
Officers from the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit and Fostoria Police Department searched the room at the Fostoria Motel, 345 W. Lytle St., at about 5 a.m. Friday.
All charges against the couple are dependent upon laboratory tests of the substances discovered in the motel room, said Det. Chuck Boyer, METRICH coordinator.
“We have been sending all substances to the lab first and indicting later,” Boyer said. “Some stuff we do get comes back fake, so we have to use some discretion.”
The substances will be sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Bowling Green for analysis, with results expected in two to three weeks.
Ferguson-Snowden was shot several times on July 28 when her ex-boyfriend, Calvin B. Dixson, opened fire on her and her mother, Lisa Ferguson-Stowers, when the women were sitting in a car outside 245 Bannister St.
Ferguson-Stowers was fatally injured.
Dixson was convicted of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder on Oct. 24 and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.


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