Stories tagged with: drug bust

May 31, 2012 - 8:08pm
3 years 35 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 - 4:52pm
3 years 38 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 - 6:55pm
3 years 42 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 - 6:50pm
3 years 42 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 - 4:40pm
4 years 11 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 - 8:03pm
4 years 16 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 - 9:38pm
4 years 2 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 - 3:32pm
4 years 24 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...

August 5, 2011 - 1:16pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

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...

April 23, 2011 - 10:03pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

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,...

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