Stories tagged with: Perry County Sheriff's Office

February 10, 2011 - 10:29pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Once again there has been a drug bust in Perry County.

According to the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, agents executed a search warrant Thursday at 534 Harrison Street in New Lexington regarding drug activity at the home.

Authorities say they recovered marijuana and prescription pills and took two people into custody. The two suspects are being held on drug charges, but their names will not be released until formal charges are filed.

February 8, 2011 - 6:25am
3 years 28 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office said they've made three arrests in a New Straitsville drug bust.

Members of the Central Ohio Drug Task Force along with sheriff's deputies executed a search a 202 1/2 Clark Street in the village during an investigation involving the trafficking and transportation of heroin in front of children.

The names of the three arrested aren't being released until formal charges are filed.

Agents seized heroin, currency, drug paraphernalia and a motor...

January 25, 2011 - 6:45am
3 years 30 weeks ago

A problem with Perry County's 911 phone system is fixed.

Sheriff William Barker said Sunday night calls being made from the Junction City area and all phone numbers beginning with 987 were not working properly.  Callers were having trouble hearing dispatchers.  The Sheriff says the phone company has now made repairs and the issue has been corrected.

January 23, 2011 - 5:34pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is experiencing trouble receiving 911 calls from the Junction City area and from all phone numbers beginning with 987.

If you dial 911 with a 987prefix in Junction City, you may not be able to hear the 911 operator. Your address and information will still be seen on the dispatcher's screen and emergency personnel will still respond but personnel may not know the nature of the emergency.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is asking those residents...

December 3, 2010 - 4:17am
3 years 38 weeks ago

Deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office break up a meth lab Thursday.

Sergeant Kevin Starrett says his office along with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Perry County Probation Department executed the warrant at 5475 Rushcreek Road in Somerset.

An active methamphetamine lab was found inside the residence along with three people.

Formal charges against the three will be filed at the conclusion of the investigation.

No names are being...

September 28, 2010 - 5:52pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Those traveling on Township Hwy 79 at Buckeye Lake in Perry County made a shocking discovery Tuesday afternoon.

"I took the boat over here across the bay to take it out on the ramp and when I got out the boat, there were already two guys there. They told me to check this out, what they thought they thought was a body," says local resident Mark Bernhard.

Bernhard says at first sight, they weren't certain whether what they were looking at was really a body.

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September 23, 2010 - 6:17pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The Central Ohio Drug Task Force and the Perry County Sheriff's Office have two women in custody following a three-month-long investigation.

According to the Sheriff's Office, authorities arrested 46-year-old Tomma Ellis of Junction City and 31-year-old Melissa Taylor of New Lexington Thursday for trafficking in prescription drugs in front of children.

Deputies seized an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs, money and two vehicles. The women are being held in the...

September 18, 2010 - 3:25pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office arrest a woman in connection to a drug bust in Junction City.

Friday deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office and agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at 310 Poplar Street.

Sheriff's Sgt Kevin Starrett said that the investigation was into the trafficking of methadone in front of juveniles at the residence.

Deputies aren't releasing the woman's name until formal charges are filed.

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August 16, 2010 - 9:56pm
4 years 1 week ago

Four people are under arrest after a drug bust in Perry County Monday.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office along with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed  a search at a home at 302 Elizabeth Street in New Lexington.

Kevin Starrett said the search was a result of an investigation into the trafficking of heroin occurring at the residence in front of juveniles ranging in age from 3-11. Names of those arrested aren't being released until their cases are presented...

March 6, 2010 - 7:58pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

After suffering a serious injury while on the job, a member of local law enforcement is turning to the community for help. 

"They are a very strong family, we are all a very strong family, but it has taken something like this to keep them barely afloat," says Polly Owens, the sister of Lt. Eddie Miller.

It has been a tough road for the Miller family of New Lexington. Last January, Lt. Eddie Miller with the Perry County Sheriff's Department was...

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