Researchers at Northwestern University studied a small sample of patients ages 18 to 25 who use marijuana casually or for recreational use. All patients used the drug differently, some every day, others every month. The study found that young adults in that age group who use marijuana have "significant abnormalities" in the brain. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel said the findings are significant because the brain doesn't fully mature until about 25.
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...
An Ohio state representative plans to introduce a bill to make medical marijauna use legal in Ohio. Some people are skeptical of its benefits.
State Representative Bob Hagan says he is tired of watching people suffer who would otherwise benefit from the drug. Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel says marijuana use comes with its own set of negative health concerns.
"We know that that anything smoked increases cancer, increases heart rates and...
As alleged ringleader, Hugo Ayala, of a large marijuana growing operation pleads guilty yesterday, Sheriff Matt Lutz reacts to the magnitude of the case.
Sheriff Lutz says cases like this one involve numerous departments creating a lot of work, so it's gratifying to see justice being served. He also adds that locations, like Ohio, attract people who are involved in growing operations.
"Obviously, Muskingum County, we have 680 square miles in this county. A lot of that...
A Zanesville father and son plead guilty to drug charges.
51-year-old Alfred Stires and 25-year-old Michael Stires both appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday where they each entered guilty pleas to a felony charge of cultivation of marijuana.
Assistant Prosecutor Bob Smith says in August of last year deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office discovered marijuana plants growing outside their home on Pinkerton Road.
It has been a busy year for law enforcement when it come to finding marijuana plants, the most since 1997.
Ohio authorities have recovered more than 70,000 plants this year. Approximately 9,000 were discovered in Muskingum County which nets a street value of close to $1 million. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says over the years, most cases have shifted from local drug dealers growing plants, to larger commercial operations involving illegal immigrants.