Stories tagged with: drug bust

July 4, 2014 - 3:39am
5 days 18 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 - 5:41pm
10 weeks 1 day 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 - 5:16pm
16 weeks 5 days 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 - 6:43pm
22 weeks 5 days 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 - 5:32pm
22 weeks 5 days 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 - 5:16am
32 weeks 6 days 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...

September 10, 2013 - 10:08pm
43 weeks 1 day ago

Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly says a growth operation has been dismantled, fifty pounds of marijuana seized and one person has been arrested after the Narcotics Enforcment Team executed a search warrant at 18755 North LaFollette Road in Millfield. Detectives arrested 44-year-old Donald Gribbet at the residence. Authorities consider the residence to be a grow house.

A similar operation was seized recently in Morgan County in the same area. NET detectives are working with Morgan...

August 30, 2013 - 5:07pm
44 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz announced on Friday afternoon, that his office made a huge break in a federal drug investigation linked to Zanesville, that has been going on since 2009.

According to Sheriff Lutz, on August 21, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office arrested six Zanesville residents in connection to drug trafficking of narcotics and firearms violations.

"The charges have been filed in U.S. Federal Court. This was a joint investigation with...

August 7, 2013 - 4:51pm
48 weeks 5 hours ago

Two Zanesville men charged in connection with a drug bust last month were arraigned in court Wednesday.
 

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 28-year-old Codey Starkey and 33-year-old Jason Tate both pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, and having a weapon while under a disability.
 

Starkey and Tate were arrested on July 26th after the Muskingum County Sheriff's Special Response Team conducted a...

June 21, 2013 - 8:34pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol says about $338,000 worth of pills seized in southwest Ohio marks the patrol's largest prescription pill seizure to date and led to the arrest of a Michigan man.

Troopers say they seized more than 17,000 pills, including drugs such as Oxycodone and Methadone, after a traffic stop Thursday in Montgomery County.

Troopers had stopped a sport utility vehicle after receiving reports of reckless driving on Interstate 75 near Vandalia.

The...

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