Kinchen Pleads Guilty


A Zanesville man enters a pleas to several charges connected to a drug investigation.

28-year-old Tyler Kinchen plead guilty Monday to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, possession of drugs with a major drug offender specification and one count of having a weapon while under disability.

Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a presentence investigation and continued bond at $1 million.

Investigators said Kinchen’s arrest came after an investigation in 2019 when the Muskingum County/Zanesville City Joint Drug Unit found out about a group of individuals from Columbus who had moved to the Zanesville area with the intention to sell methamphetamine and fentanyl.

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