Stories tagged with: drug bust

March 12, 2010 - 9:12am
4 years 50 weeks ago

An investigation leads to the arrest of five Perry County residents.

Perry County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Starrett says Friday morning just minutes after 3 the Perry County Sheriff's Office along with the New Lexington and Crooksville Police Departments served two search warrants in New Lexington, one at 320 East Water Street the other 647 Center Street.

The warrants were a result of a three month investigation into the trafficking of heroin in the presence of juveniles....

March 6, 2010 - 8:27pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

Three people are arrested after a drug bust in Perry County.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office 45-year old Daniel Jacobs, 37-year old Dixie Owens and 43-year old Robert Carney all of New Lexington were arrested Friday after an investigation into the illegal trafficking of of morphine and marijuana.

The three are charged with various counts of trafficking in prescription drugs.

Deputies seized drugs, money and a vehicle as a result of the investigation....

March 1, 2010 - 3:17pm
5 years 17 hours ago

40-year-old Michael Harris of Zanesville received a two-year-prison-sentence for selling drugs.

Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Harris Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Harris was arrested in October 2009 after Zanesville police pulled him over in the area of Underwood Street and the Veterans Memorial Bridge and found cocaine.

Harris pled guilty to felony charges of trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine, plus an additional misdemeanor charge of drug...

February 26, 2010 - 5:19pm
5 years 3 days ago

The 921 pound marijuana seizure is the largest in Muskingum County's recent history. But what does the Sheriff's Department do with that amount of drugs?

The drugs will be sent to a lab for testing and then secured until the case goes to court. Once the case is closed the judge signs to have the drugs destroyed.

"Our evidence technicians start an evidence chain that has to be signed over to the person that is going to do the destroying.  It has to be witnessed and...

February 24, 2010 - 2:26pm
5 years 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office seized one of its largest amounts of marijuana in recent history.

On Friday night, Deputy Justin Thompson and his K-9 partner, Dalko, were working a special detail when they pulled over a semi tractor trailer containing 921 pounds of marijuana.

"In my mind it is, in talking with Sgt. Ron Buchanan of our narcotics division he can remember being parts of 500 or 600 lbs we have confiscated, but to get 921 lbs on one load it is a large...

February 8, 2010 - 3:24pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court a man pled guilty to five charges in connection with a drug bust on Luck Avenue.

23-year-old Mason Somers of Zanesville pled guilty to five felony charges including two counts of trafficking in marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of possession of mushrooms and one count of possession of cocaine.

In return for his plea two misdemeanor charges will be dropped at sentencing.

Somers was arrested December 3, 2009...

February 1, 2010 - 4:25pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

An Ohio University student is arraigned on four felony drug charges after a buy bust operation.

The Athens City Police Department says it condcluded a several month-long investigation into illegal drug trafficking with OU student Adam Bernon's arrest.

According to the police, it received information during palmerfest in May 2009 that Bernon may have been selling cocaine at the event. Investigators say twice during the festival Bernon sold an informant powdered cocaine...

December 31, 2009 - 5:25pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of two-men taken into custody after Tuesday's drug bust at 1262 Central Avenue.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says Sheron Davis and Justin Adams were officially charged with multiple felonies.

"Davis was charged with trafficking in drugs which was cocaine, trafficking in drugs with a juvenile specification, which is a 1st degree felony and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is a first degree felony,"...

December 30, 2009 - 4:53pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is working on a major drug bust it has been investigating for three months.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says it focused on an individual that has been a person-of-interest for some time.

"This case is very impressive for our drug unit to be concluding, and again, it is a top level supplier, " says Lutz.

A search warrant at Central Avenue in Zanesville was conducted last evening, and three individuals were taken into custody, but Lutz...

December 29, 2009 - 5:10pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is conducting multiple drug busts across the city of Zanesville.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says they executed a search warrant at 1262 Central Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. At the same time the served a warrant at an undisclosed location in the city and they will possibly be searching a third home tonight.

"We can't release a lot of details due to the nature of this investigation. It's a lot bigger than the ones we usually...

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