Stories tagged with: drug bust

August 16, 2012 - 2:35pm
3 years 37 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 - 4:19pm
3 years 47 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.

May 31, 2012 - 9:08pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Authorities arrested a total of eight people at two drug busts in Zanesville.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. at 170 1/2 Brighton Boulevard and 335 Bailey Street.  Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the city and county joint task force executed search warrants at both locations.  He said three males and one female were taken into custody at the bust on Brighton Boulevard.  Four males were arrested at the Bailey Street location.

"Our drug unit is very active...

May 9, 2012 - 5:52pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

One man was arrested following a drug bust Wednesday in downtown Zanesville.

It happened at 19 South 6th Street. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said Justin Batross was taken into custody. Lutz said batross violated his probation and also had an arrest warrant in Columbus for a felony theft, as well as an outstanding warrant in Georgia.

"We definitely wanted to get this guy off the street. He was arrested on the search warrant, on the arrest warrant today. And then...

April 12, 2012 - 7:55pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted a drug raid at a home in New Lexington Thursday.

According to a news release, detectives raided the home at 414 1/2 Fowlers Lane after receiving complaints about drug activity.

Authorities say two people were arrested and illegal drugs were seized. The names of the suspects will not be released until formal charges are filed.

April 12, 2012 - 7:50pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of three people arrested following a drug bust on Tuesday.

Authorities say 26-year-old Dante Harris, 26-year-old Heather Gaskins and 27-year-old Sebastian Gaskins were in Perry County Court Thursday for a bond hearing.

Each is charged with one count of cultivation of marijuana. The three were arrested when authorities executed a search warrant at 46 South Buckeye Street in Crooksville. Detectives say they seized...

November 18, 2011 - 5:40pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said three area gas stations were raided Friday morning for selling bath salts.

This comes shortly after Governor John Kasich signed a bill making the possession and sale of the product illegal. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said his deputies executed search warrants at three locations- The State Street Market, Norwich BP and a convenience store at the corner of Maysville and Eppley Avenues.

"I think you'll find some of these...

October 12, 2011 - 9:03pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Seven people are in custody Wednesday evening, after the Sheriff's Department conducted a search warrant and found crack cocaine.

It happened around 6 p.m. at 305 Wayne Avenue in Zanesville. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says the seven people arrested were all male, and were cooperative.

"We have known targets when we come to these locations." explained Sheriff Lutz. "When we entered the house, we had five individuals in the house and a car pulled up on Hughes...

August 30, 2011 - 10:38pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

A mobile meth lab was discovered during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Zanesville.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz, a vehicle was pulled over around 9:20 p.m. at the Love's Travel Stop on Sonora Road.

Lt. Mike LeCocq, who made the stop, discovered during his investigation one of the occupants of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant in another county. Lt. LeCocq also found what authorities call a "rolling meth lab".

Sheriff Lutz says meth...

August 22, 2011 - 4:32pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

A man is currently behind bars facing drug charges after authorities said he fled during a drug-buy.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said this past Thursday 30 year-old Jerome Johnson of Zanesville- more commonly known as "J-Roc" - unknowingly sold one ounce of crack cocaine to an undercover officer. When authorities attempted to stop the suspect he fled and a pursuit began.

"We think he threw out some contraband, some other drugs out of the car during the...

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