Stories tagged with: drug bust

September 10, 2013 - 9:08pm
1 year 24 weeks 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 - 4:07pm
1 year 26 weeks 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 - 3:51pm
1 year 29 weeks 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 - 7:34pm
1 year 36 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.


May 30, 2013 - 7:24am
1 year 39 weeks ago

One person is under arrest following a Wednesday night drug bust in Guernsey County. 

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office reports that its Special Response Team along with deputies and detectives executed a high risk search warrant at an eastside Cambridge Township residence. 

The warrant was obtained for the residence after multiple controlled drug purchases were completed. 

A 34-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. 

During the...

May 16, 2013 - 4:53pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Department's drug unit have seized over $200,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana after months of investigation.

"Most of this was deliveries coming through the postal service. We did do a search at his residence and found some items there but for the most part this investigation was done through the postal service and using some good police techniques we have used for several years on trying to maintain the...

December 23, 2012 - 4:27pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Two men were arrested following a search of two homes in Perry County.

On Friday, detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and deputies from the Perry County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 105 West Gay Street in Somerset.

Detectives seized items used to manufacture drugs at the home. Evidence discovered from the scene led detectives to 132 South Main Street in Glenford where detectives located two men actively manufacturing methamphetamine in a...

October 15, 2012 - 4:08pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

Two Zanesville men charged in connection with a drug bust entered pleas in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday.

29-year-old Rodriquez Hampton pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with five specifications and one count of having a weapon while under disability. And 20-year-old Deondre Crosby pleaded guilty to a possession of cocaine charge along with two specifications.

Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

August 16, 2012 - 1:35pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office and Somerset Police say they busted a meth lab. Sheriff William Barker says it happened Tuesday at 130 West Main Street in Somerset in an upstairs bedroom of the home. Three people were arrested and are facing charges relating to the manufacture of drugs. Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force recovered lab equipment and methamphetamine inside the home. Sheriff Barker says the next day, Wednesday; detective executed a search...

June 6, 2012 - 3:19pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

A Muskingum County  Grand Jury  on Wednesday indicted two Zanesville men arrested in a recent drug bust.

Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch says 28-year-old Rodriquez Hampton has been charged with possession of cocaine with a gun specification and having a weapon while under disability.

Hampton is also facing aggravated burglary, kidnapping and domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged assault in March at a home on Homewood Avenue.

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