Stories tagged with: marijuana

September 21, 2010 - 7:55pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The Mexican drug cartel is present in Ohio. The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the group was growing thousands of marijuana plants in both Muskingum and Logan counties before federal, state, and local authorities busted these operations this week. It brings the number of marijuana plants seized in Ohio this year to 60,000.

"We don't get too many moments like this in law enforcement. It's rare for investigators to make arrests in these kinds of marijuana growing operations,...

September 10, 2010 - 2:15pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office says it has found over 200 marijuana plants growing in a field. Sheriff Tim Rogers says this past week his department participated in Ohio Attorney Genera Richard Cordray’s program of marijuana eradication. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation provided a helicopter and special agents to help find the pot. The Sheriff says the value of the plants is 200,000 dollars. So far no charges have been filed in the case.

August 17, 2010 - 4:15pm
4 years 1 week ago

A Coshocton car dealer is facing one felony count of marijuana trafficking.

51-year-old Ricky "Mousie" Miller was arrested Monday and has been released on bond.

The Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant last week at Five Point Auto Sales on Chestnut Street. Deputies say they found nine pounds of marijuana, $15,000 in cash, a set of scales, and packing material at the scene.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Miller on August 26th at 11:30 a.m.


August 5, 2010 - 4:33pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Central Ohio Drug Task Force is announcing a $2 million drug bust.

According to the Task Force on Wednesday authorities discovered 2500 marijuana plants in southern Bowling Green Township in Licking County.

The plants were found during a routine flyover by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The Licking, Muskingum and Perry County Sheriff's Departments along with the B.C.I and Central Ohio Drug Task Force worked to clear off a portion of the woods where the crop was...

August 3, 2010 - 11:36am
4 years 3 weeks ago

155 marijuana plants are taken into custody in Morgan County.

The sheriff's office indicates a few plants were found on Glenn Cordray Road and Apperson Lane Road in Morgan Township with 45 plants being found on Pleasant Valley Road in Union Township last week. The rest were scattered in various locations.

Several agencies aided in the bust, including the Ohio BCI, McConnelsville Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and the Marietta Police Department.


July 30, 2010 - 8:24pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

After uprooting more than 6,000 marijuana plants, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office feels they are putting a dent in Ohio's drug problem.

On Thursday approximately three to five miles off of the beaten path in Adams Township, a Bureau of Criminal Investigations helicopter spotted a plot of marijuana plants. Sheriff Matt Lutz says that the location is a prime spot for such activity, comparing it to a similar plot the Sheriff's Office found nearly a year ago. Remote, and desolate...

July 29, 2010 - 8:00pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Thousands of marijuana plants were discovered Thursday growing in Muskingum County.

A Bureau of Criminal Investigation helicopter spotted the plants growing in a forest about two miles off of Big Run Road in Adams Township.

"We come across our marijuana fields in two different ways and that's flying random and just having good spotters that see it and we have intelligence that we gather throughout the year and every little tip we get we record and we take all that...

February 22, 2010 - 11:24am
4 years 26 weeks ago

The use of pot is growing and you may be surprised on who is using it more often.

Most people think marijuana is predominately used among young people but now more senior citizens are using the drug.
As the baby boomer generation grows older so does the number of people age 50 and over smoking pot.

"The 60's flower children are senior citizens now or approaching their senior years and some of them didn't stop what they were doing they just slowed down. Some did...

September 30, 2009 - 12:10am
4 years 47 weeks ago


Authorities need your help finding this week's most wanted suspect.

Muskingum County Sheriff Authorities are on the look out for 46-year old David Scott Parsons. He's accused of growing marijuana in the presence of a juvenile and permitting drug abuse.

He's 5'10" tall and weighs 190 pounds. His last known address is 384 Stewart Street in Zanesville If you have any information, contact the Muskingum County Sheriff Authorities at 452-3637.


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