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".
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...
A marijuana operation was shut-down Thursday yesterday evening when a chopper spotted the grow.
According to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz, Deputies along side the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation spotted a marijuana grow at a 1620 Wheeling Avenue home in Zanesville. Lutz said this is the time each year the BCI and I will search Ohio Counties.
"It's just one of those days BCI said 'hey we're coming to county,' explained Lutz. "It's a nice...
It's one of the largest drug busts Morgan and Washington Counties have ever seen.
Sheriffs and Prosecutors from both counties along with the Bureau of Identification and Investigation were able to put an end to a drug-trafficking operation that crossed state lines.
"It's a good day for southeastern Ohio when we can take this quantity of drugs off of the streets and it's also a good day for law enforcement when we can show the world that through perseverance and cooperation,...
A Zanesville father and son plead guilty to drug charges.
51-year-old Alfred Stires and 25-year-old Michael Stires both appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday where they each entered guilty pleas to a felony charge of cultivation of marijuana.
Assistant Prosecutor Bob Smith says in August of last year deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office discovered marijuana plants growing outside their home on Pinkerton Road.