Nichole Hannahs

Man Sentenced Following July Drug Bust

by Nichole Hannahs on January 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

A Zanesville man is sentenced for his role in connection to a drug case.

29-year-old Codey Starkey was sentenced to eight years in prison for one count each of possession of cocaine, heroin, Lorazepam, Vicodin and having a weapon while under disability.

Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered Starkey to also forfeit his weapons and be placed on post release control for three years once his jail time is served.

In July, the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office said Starkey and co-defendant Jason Tate were arrested during a drug bust, where both drugs and weapons were recovered.

34-year-old Tate plead guilty in December to one count of possession of cocaine,  one count possession of heroin, possession of Lorazepam and having a weapon while under disability. He’s awaiting sentencing.