Stories tagged with: drug bust

December 26, 2014 - 8:15pm
9 weeks 59 min 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...

December 9, 2014 - 9:50pm
11 weeks 2 days ago

Perry County Sheriff's Deputies and Agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday at 10185 Township Road 57 in Roseville.

During the search, agents located an active methamphetamine lab on the property along with other drug manufacturing equipment. Authorities said there was evidence found that suggested that meth was being produced at this location for some time.

Agents also found a 2-year-old and an 11-year-old child present at the...

August 28, 2014 - 11:55am
26 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says a drug bust at 1620 Wheeling avenue Thursday morning was the culmination of an ongoing drug investigation.

A search warrant was served by the Sheriff's Office  Special Response Team around 10:30 a.m. . Six of the seven people in the home at the time of the raid were taken into custody for questioning, three males and three females.

According to Sheriff Lutz, "We'll have to go interview anybody that was...

July 16, 2014 - 3:47pm
32 weeks 2 days ago

A methamphetamine lab was seized from a Somerset home where a 10-month-old child was living.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office received information on Tuesday that meth was being produced in front of the child at a home located at 305 West Sheridan Drive.  Narcotics detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and Perry County Child Services responded to the residence to find an active meth lab hidden behind a furnace. The 10-month-old child was found lying in...

July 4, 2014 - 2:39am
34 weeks 17 hours ago

 The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says a drug bust this week netted 70 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of an area man. 

 Captain Jeff LeCocq an early Thursday morning raid resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Ian Mikal Norris of Zanesville.  He has been charged with one count of possession of Marijuana.  

Norris was arrested after an investigation by the Sheriff's Office, The Central Ohio Drug Enforcment Task Force, Zanesville Police...

April 28, 2014 - 4:41pm
43 weeks 3 days ago


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is releasing details about a drug bust they executed on Thursday.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says at around 11:30 a.m. members of the Sheriff's Office and Zanesville Police Department's Joint Task Force raided 880 Wayne Ave. in connection to narcotics.

" During the search we found some US currency, a large amount of methamphetamine and also prescription pills, " said Sheriff Lutz.

Lutz says resident of the home, 44- year- old...

March 14, 2014 - 4:16pm
50 weeks 3 hours ago

After three and a half months working as the Interim Chief of the Zanesville Police Department, Kenneth Miller was officially sworn in as Police Chief of the department.

Community leaders, officers and Miller's family members all met at the Zanesville City Hall Building Friday afternoon to witness the swearing in ceremony. Chief Miller says that this is a proud moment in his life.

"I've been on the department for over 33 years, so I've invested a lot of my life to doing...

January 31, 2014 - 5:43pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says after a long term investigation his deputies raided two homes on Bailey Street in connection to drugs.

The sheriff says after obtaining search warrants, deputies from his office and the Guernsey County Special Response Team searched both residences Friday evening. Resulting in three people being taken in custody for questioning.

"We did take one individual in custody from the house over there and a male and a female in custody from...

January 31, 2014 - 4:32pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says his deputies raided a home at 380 Bailey Street looking for drugs.  Deputies are still on the scene. More details soon.

November 21, 2013 - 4:16am
1 year 14 weeks ago

Two people are in custody, in connection with a drug bust in Perry County Wednesday night...

Detectives with the Perry County Sheriff's Office, and agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, executed a search warrant at 404 South Main Street in New Lexington Wednesday. During the search, authorities seized a large amount of heroin, drug paraphernalia, currency, and firearms from the residence.

The sheriff's office says the investigation centered around the illegal...

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