Stories tagged with: drug bust

June 21, 2013 - 8:34pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol says about $338,000 worth of pills seized in southwest Ohio marks the patrol's largest prescription pill seizure to date and led to the arrest of a Michigan man.

Troopers say they seized more than 17,000 pills, including drugs such as Oxycodone and Methadone, after a traffic stop Thursday in Montgomery County.

Troopers had stopped a sport utility vehicle after receiving reports of reckless driving on Interstate 75 near Vandalia.


May 30, 2013 - 8:24am
1 year 12 weeks ago

One person is under arrest following a Wednesday night drug bust in Guernsey County. 

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office reports that its Special Response Team along with deputies and detectives executed a high risk search warrant at an eastside Cambridge Township residence. 

The warrant was obtained for the residence after multiple controlled drug purchases were completed. 

A 34-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. 

During the...

May 16, 2013 - 5:53pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Department's drug unit have seized over $200,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana after months of investigation.

"Most of this was deliveries coming through the postal service. We did do a search at his residence and found some items there but for the most part this investigation was done through the postal service and using some good police techniques we have used for several years on trying to maintain the...

December 23, 2012 - 5:27pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

Two men were arrested following a search of two homes in Perry County.

On Friday, detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and deputies from the Perry County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 105 West Gay Street in Somerset.

Detectives seized items used to manufacture drugs at the home. Evidence discovered from the scene led detectives to 132 South Main Street in Glenford where detectives located two men actively manufacturing methamphetamine in a...

October 15, 2012 - 5:08pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Two Zanesville men charged in connection with a drug bust entered pleas in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday.

29-year-old Rodriquez Hampton pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with five specifications and one count of having a weapon while under disability. And 20-year-old Deondre Crosby pleaded guilty to a possession of cocaine charge along with two specifications.

Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

August 16, 2012 - 2:35pm
2 years 5 days ago

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office and Somerset Police say they busted a meth lab. Sheriff William Barker says it happened Tuesday at 130 West Main Street in Somerset in an upstairs bedroom of the home. Three people were arrested and are facing charges relating to the manufacture of drugs. Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force recovered lab equipment and methamphetamine inside the home. Sheriff Barker says the next day, Wednesday; detective executed a search...

June 6, 2012 - 4:19pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

A Muskingum County  Grand Jury  on Wednesday indicted two Zanesville men arrested in a recent drug bust.

Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch says 28-year-old Rodriquez Hampton has been charged with possession of cocaine with a gun specification and having a weapon while under disability.

Hampton is also facing aggravated burglary, kidnapping and domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged assault in March at a home on Homewood Avenue.

May 31, 2012 - 9:08pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Authorities arrested a total of eight people at two drug busts in Zanesville.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. at 170 1/2 Brighton Boulevard and 335 Bailey Street.  Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the city and county joint task force executed search warrants at both locations.  He said three males and one female were taken into custody at the bust on Brighton Boulevard.  Four males were arrested at the Bailey Street location.

"Our drug unit is very active...

May 9, 2012 - 5:52pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

One man was arrested following a drug bust Wednesday in downtown Zanesville.

It happened at 19 South 6th Street. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said Justin Batross was taken into custody. Lutz said batross violated his probation and also had an arrest warrant in Columbus for a felony theft, as well as an outstanding warrant in Georgia.

"We definitely wanted to get this guy off the street. He was arrested on the search warrant, on the arrest warrant today. And then...

April 12, 2012 - 7:55pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted a drug raid at a home in New Lexington Thursday.

According to a news release, detectives raided the home at 414 1/2 Fowlers Lane after receiving complaints about drug activity.

Authorities say two people were arrested and illegal drugs were seized. The names of the suspects will not be released until formal charges are filed.

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