Stories tagged with: drug bust

February 26, 2010 - 6:19pm
4 years 20 weeks ago


The 921 pound marijuana seizure is the largest in Muskingum County's recent history. But what does the Sheriff's Department do with that amount of drugs?

The drugs will be sent to a lab for testing and then secured until the case goes to court. Once the case is closed the judge signs to have the drugs destroyed.

"Our evidence technicians start an evidence chain that has to be signed over to the person that is going to do the destroying.  It has to be witnessed and...

February 24, 2010 - 3:26pm
4 years 21 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office seized one of its largest amounts of marijuana in recent history.

On Friday night, Deputy Justin Thompson and his K-9 partner, Dalko, were working a special detail when they pulled over a semi tractor trailer containing 921 pounds of marijuana.

"In my mind it is, in talking with Sgt. Ron Buchanan of our narcotics division he can remember being parts of 500 or 600 lbs we have confiscated, but to get 921 lbs on one load it is a large...

February 8, 2010 - 4:24pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court a man pled guilty to five charges in connection with a drug bust on Luck Avenue.

23-year-old Mason Somers of Zanesville pled guilty to five felony charges including two counts of trafficking in marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of possession of mushrooms and one count of possession of cocaine.

In return for his plea two misdemeanor charges will be dropped at sentencing.

Somers was arrested December 3, 2009...

February 1, 2010 - 5:25pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

An Ohio University student is arraigned on four felony drug charges after a buy bust operation.

The Athens City Police Department says it condcluded a several month-long investigation into illegal drug trafficking with OU student Adam Bernon's arrest.

According to the police, it received information during palmerfest in May 2009 that Bernon may have been selling cocaine at the event. Investigators say twice during the festival Bernon sold an informant powdered cocaine...

December 31, 2009 - 6:25pm
4 years 9 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of two-men taken into custody after Tuesday's drug bust at 1262 Central Avenue.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says Sheron Davis and Justin Adams were officially charged with multiple felonies.

"Davis was charged with trafficking in drugs which was cocaine, trafficking in drugs with a juvenile specification, which is a 1st degree felony and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is a first degree felony,"...

December 30, 2009 - 5:53pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is working on a major drug bust it has been investigating for three months.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says it focused on an individual that has been a person-of-interest for some time.

"This case is very impressive for our drug unit to be concluding, and again, it is a top level supplier, " says Lutz.

A search warrant at Central Avenue in Zanesville was conducted last evening, and three individuals were taken into custody, but Lutz...

December 29, 2009 - 6:10pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is conducting multiple drug busts across the city of Zanesville.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says they executed a search warrant at 1262 Central Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. At the same time the served a warrant at an undisclosed location in the city and they will possibly be searching a third home tonight.

"We can't release a lot of details due to the nature of this investigation. It's a lot bigger than the ones we usually...

December 16, 2009 - 4:27pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

A man arrested after a Luck Avenue drug bust appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday.

22-year-old Mason Somers of Zanesville pled not-guilty to seven counts. They include two felony counts of trafficking in marijuana and three felony counts of possession marijuana, mushrooms and cocaine, as well as two misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Somers was arrested December 3, 2009 after the Muskingum County Sheriff's...

December 4, 2009 - 5:27pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says one person has been charged after last night’s drug bust on Luck Avenue. 22-year-old Mason Somers of Zanesville is facing two counts of trafficking in drugs and five counts of possession of drugs. Sheriff Lutz says a search warrant was executed at 4-58 Luck Avenue Thursday night around 7:30 and six people were arrested. Lutz says his deputies confiscated marijuana, mushrooms, money, a firearm and drug paraphernalia. Somers is being held in the...

December 3, 2009 - 10:19pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Several people were arrested tonight after a drug bust by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.

As a result of  a multi-week investigation, authorities executed a search warrant around 7:30 Thursday at 458 Luck Avenue in Zanesville. Six people were arrested at the home, five men and one women.

"They'll be taken down to the jail and questioned and we'll decide which ones we're going to keep and which ones we're going to release and of course everything will go to...

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