The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of two-men taken into custody after Tuesday's drug bust at 1262 Central Avenue.
Sheriff Matt Lutz says Sheron Davis and Justin Adams were officially charged with multiple felonies.
"Davis was charged with trafficking in drugs which was cocaine, trafficking in drugs with a juvenile specification, which is a 1st degree felony and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is a first degree felony," says Sheriff Lutz.
The same charges were filed against Adams, with an additional count of having a weapon under disability. A third person was taken into custody Tuesday, but charges have not been filed against him yet. Lutz says the investigation centered around one man who was considered a top-level supplier.
"Sheron Davis has been a guy that's been of interest to us for quite sometime, we feel that he is the one supplying several people in the city of Zanesville," says Sheriff Lutz.
Lutz says they also searched a mini storage facility and another residence in connection with the drug bust, but did not give the specifics of these locations. He did say more than 600-grams of cocaine was confiscated along with firearms, other property, and a large amount of cash. It has an estimated street value of $125,000. Lutz says multiple law enforcement agencies have been working for three months on this case and he considers it a success.
"We have different drug investigations, some are short term where we go out on the street and we get the guys selling off the street corner and we have some we are constantly working to try and get that top rung and this is one of the ones. Don't know if he is the top rung, but he is definitely near the top," tells Sheriff Lutz.
Lutz says the three men were the only people taken into custody during the drug bust. He says if convicted, they are looking at up to 15 years in jail.