George Hiotis

Drug Buy Lands One Man In Jail

by George Hiotis on August 22, 2011 at 2:03 am

A combined investigation between Zanesville Police and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office lands one man in jail. Sheriff Matt Lutz says 30-year-old Jerome Johnson – also known as J-Roc – is facing one count each of trafficking in cocaine, fleeing and eluding and tampering with evidence. Lutz says on Thursday August 18th detectives conducted a controlled buy of one ounce of crack cocaine. Lutz says after the buy the suspect fled in his car then on foot. The suspect was caught near Putnam Landing. Lutz says it’s believed Johnson threw drugs out of his vehicle window and into the Muskingum River. Deputies recovered crack cocaine and cash. Johnson remains in the county jail.