George Hiotis

2 Charged In Drug Bust

by George Hiotis on January 11, 2013 at 1:55 am

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, the Zanesville Police Department and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force team up for a drug bust at two locations.  7 people were taken into custody earlier this week and two Zanesville men have now been charged.  Sheriff Matt Lutz says his Special Response Team secured 1563 Hickory Street in Zanesville and the Task Force secured a home at 3114 East Pike Apartment R in Zanesville.  Lutz says 31-year-old Dan Lee Barnes III is facing three counts of trafficking in drugs and one count of illegal manufacture of drugs.  60-year-old Jackie Lynne Hollins is facing one charge each of trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.  Sheriff Lutz says investigators seized cocaine and crack cocaine with a street value of around 44-hundred dollars. Officers also seized a vehicle and drug paraphernalia used to manufacture drugs.  Lutz says both men have extensive criminal history with multiple drugs convictions for trafficking and possession.  The case is still under investigation and there could be further charges at a later date