Stories tagged with: drug bust

November 13, 2015 - 2:58pm
1 week 5 days ago

Two men are now in custody following a three-month long investigation into heroin and prescription drug trafficking, also including meth and oxycodone.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, said on November 3, the Muskingum County/Zanesville City Joint Drug Task Force, the Perry County Sheriff's Office, and all members of the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 37-year-old Jeremy E. Wilson of Corning, and 24-year-old Cory R. Christian of Zanesville, in connection with a...

September 22, 2015 - 8:03pm
9 weeks 1 day ago

Deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office seized over 36 lbs of marijuana valued at approximately $45,000 Tuesday.

The eradication took place after citizen complaints directed them to 5094 Township Rd. in New Straitsville. Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation spotters observed 15 large marijuana plants growing on the property.

When officers arrived they found several subjects attempting to destroy the plants. They were able to apprehend the suspects and prevent the...

August 15, 2015 - 2:35am
14 weeks 4 days ago

 The fight against drugs hit high gear with this month's drug bust that netted four pounds of methamphetamine.  It was an example of how the Muskingum County/Zanesville City Joint Drug Task Force works.  That Group includes the Zanesville Police Department Special Response Team, Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, US Postal Service, Ohio Organized Crime Investigative Commission/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office.  ...

August 13, 2015 - 4:40pm
14 weeks 5 days ago

A Zanesville man is facing drug charges after several different law enforcement agencies seized more than four pounds of methamphetamine from a Zanesville residence.

The Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted 44-year-old Walter Lee Coffee on 19 counts, including charges of possession and trafficking of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering, and having weapons while under disability.

"In the investigation, we seized over four pounds of...

July 22, 2015 - 11:29am
17 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says two men are jail after two separate drugs busts. Members of the Muskingum County/City Join Drug Task Force along with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Matthew Ryan Smith on Wednesday July 15th after an investigation into drug trafficking.

June 3, 2015 - 4:35pm
24 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County/Zanesville City Joint Drug Task Force, Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office continues to make progress in the fight against drugs this summer.

The Sheriff's Office stated arrests stem from the culmination of a several months long investigation into individuals involved with drugs in the city and county. The two homes were located at 939 Pine Street and at 513 Baker Street. Seven individuals were indicted...

May 8, 2015 - 4:19am
28 weeks 5 days ago

Top stories for Friday, May 8, 2015.

11-year-old Arrested for Bomb Threat

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office an 11-year-old boy was arrested and charges are pending after he made a bomb threat Tuesday. Sheriff Matt Lutz said the student in this case will probably be charged as a minor, but could face felony charges of inducing panic.

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May 7, 2015 - 8:14am
28 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville City and County Joint Drug Task Force has made an arrest in a four-month long investigation.

Wednesday, authorities served a search warrant at a Linden Avenue residence and arrested 35-year-old Mark A. Vohs, of Zanesville.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says during the search a small amount of money, marijuana, prescription pain medication and methamphetamine was located at the residence.

Vohs is being charged with 2 counts of trafficking in drugs a...

April 10, 2015 - 2:29pm
32 weeks 5 days ago

Two people in Coshocton are facing drug charges after detectives executed a search warrant Thursday.

According to the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, around 11a.m. Thursday detectives searched a home in the 200 block of North 3rd Street in Coshocton. Detectives seized firearms and large amounts of drugs and cash from the home.  Bernardo Leyva, 65, and Yvonne McDaniel, 43, both from the Coshocton area, were taken into custody and charged with Trafficking in Heroin, a first...

December 26, 2014 - 8:15pm
47 weeks 5 days ago

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized $80,000 worth of marijuana in Muskingum County Monday. 

Troopers stopped a 2014 Nissan Sentra on Interstate 70 near milepost 155 on December 22. The car was pulled over for following too closely and traffic control device violations. Troopers say there were criminal indicators and a Zanesville Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. Probable cause was issued for a search of the vehicle. That search revealed two...

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