Stories tagged with: Central Ohio Drug Task Force

March 6, 2016 - 6:27pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

Two men are under arrest following an undercover investigation into prescription drug trafficking.

Perry County Sheriff William Barker said the Sheriff's Department and the Central Ohio Drug Task Force have been investigating Henry Eldridge for prescription drug sales since May of 2015. Officers believed Eldridge was selling Percocet, Xanax, and Vicodin that he purchased in bulk quantity from those receiving the pills legitimately.

On March 2 undercover officers arranged to meet...

February 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

A total of $50,000 in methamphetamine was seized following a month long investigation into a meth operation supplying Muskingum, Licking, and Perry counties.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, Zanesville Police Department, and the Central Ohio Drug Task Force seized the meth as well as $21,000, three firearms, and two vehicles. The bust marks the second in the last week where such large amounts of narcotics, money, and firearms were apprehended.

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March 28, 2011 - 8:08pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Three people are under arrest after drug busts Monday in New Lexington.

The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Perry County Sheriff's Office and the New Lexington Police Department conducted raids at two homes.

Authorities executed search warrants at 215 Porcelain Street Apartment B and 109 Imperial Street. Agents seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia and money from the residences.

Three people were arrested and taken to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail....

March 6, 2011 - 4:39pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

Police discover a meth lab in Somerset.

Deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office and officials with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted a search warrant Sunday at 3663 Reading Township Road 124.

Authorities discovered an active meth lab, drugs as well as drug paraphernalia.

Two men were arrested and are being held in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail. Names are not being released until formal charges are filed.

February 10, 2011 - 10:29pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

Once again there has been a drug bust in Perry County.

According to the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, agents executed a search warrant Thursday at 534 Harrison Street in New Lexington regarding drug activity at the home.

Authorities say they recovered marijuana and prescription pills and took two people into custody. The two suspects are being held on drug charges, but their names will not be released until formal charges are filed.

February 8, 2011 - 6:25am
5 years 28 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office said they've made three arrests in a New Straitsville drug bust.

Members of the Central Ohio Drug Task Force along with sheriff's deputies executed a search a 202 1/2 Clark Street in the village during an investigation involving the trafficking and transportation of heroin in front of children.

The names of the three arrested aren't being released until formal charges are filed.

Agents seized heroin, currency, drug paraphernalia and a motor...

September 23, 2010 - 6:17pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

The Central Ohio Drug Task Force and the Perry County Sheriff's Office have two women in custody following a three-month-long investigation.

According to the Sheriff's Office, authorities arrested 46-year-old Tomma Ellis of Junction City and 31-year-old Melissa Taylor of New Lexington Thursday for trafficking in prescription drugs in front of children.

Deputies seized an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs, money and two vehicles. The women are being held in the...

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