Stories tagged with: drug bust

October 12, 2011 - 9:03pm
3 years 41 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
3 years 26 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
3 years 48 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 - 2:16pm
3 years 51 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 - 11:03pm
4 years 13 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,...

April 11, 2011 - 5:12pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A Zanesville man has pleaded guilty to felony charges in connection with a drug bust last summer.

33-year-old Timothy Johnson entered guilty pleas Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to charges of trafficking in crack cocaine and cocaine and possession of crack cocaine and cocaine.

Johnson was arrested on July 23rd of 2010 after the Muskingum County Sheriff's office made a scheduled stop on Maple Avenue.

A search warrant was also exectued at his Muirwood Village...

March 31, 2011 - 9:43pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office raided a Zanesville home Thursday evening searching for drugs. They discovered a marijuana growing operation.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says the raid was the result of an on-going investigation into the home at 1015 Ohio Street.

In the upstairs of the home there were two growing rooms filled with marijuana.

"A lot of these grow rooms they'll have a starter room where they start the plants in small pots, and as they get them to where...

March 28, 2011 - 8:08pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Three people are under arrest after drug busts Monday in New Lexington.

The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Perry County Sheriff's Office and the New Lexington Police Department conducted raids at two homes.

Authorities executed search warrants at 215 Porcelain Street Apartment B and 109 Imperial Street. Agents seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia and money from the residences.

Three people were arrested and taken to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail....

March 22, 2011 - 7:14pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

A man called a "ring-leader" after a drug bust in Adams Mills is set to change his plea.

According to federal court documents Hugo Ayala of Columbus, is set to change his not-guilty plea, which may indicate he reached a plea agreement.

Last September multiple law enforcement agencies discovered more than 5,000 marijuana plants in two separate plots in Adams Mills.

Ayala and 10 other Mexican nationals were arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture...

February 16, 2011 - 1:44pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

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.

Judge Fleegle...

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