Stories tagged with: Drug investigation

May 22, 2013 - 3:26pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

A man charged in connection with a major drug investigation appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday.

38-year-old Benjamin Ortiz pleaded guilty to a Prosecutor's Bill of Information on charges of trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and having a weapon while under disability.

Authorities arrested Ortiz on May 7th at the Sheetz gas station in South Zanesville following months of investigation by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office...

March 27, 2013 - 12:15pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Two men are under arrest following an investigation by the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said that around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies attempted to serve warrants at 330 North 10th Street in Coshocton. While in the residence officers noticed drug related items.

Officers than obtained a search warrant for the residence. During the search, officers found a significant amount of heroine, cash, drug paraphernalia, a firearm and several other drug related...

October 17, 2012 - 10:35am
3 years 6 weeks ago

An investigation by the Muskingum County Drug Task Force and Zanesville Police leads to raids on two homes.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that before 11p.m. Tuesday the SWAT teams from both agencies entered homes at 1227 Elm Street and 148 Beulah Avenue.

"They did find a little bit of drugs and some drug paraphernalia. Nobody was arrested," said Captain Coury. "There were three people found inside the Elm Street house and five people inside the Beulah...

September 6, 2012 - 7:49am
3 years 12 weeks ago

Perry County Sheriff William Barker says two men are in custody accused of transporting drugs. The Sheriff says on Wednesday agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested two men for trafficking in heroin and permitting drug abuse. Barker says the drug transactions took place on South Columbus Street in Somerset with the arrests taking place on State Route 669 near Buckeye Valley Road. Barker says the two suspects are accused of transporting drugs from Columbus to Perry...

August 22, 2011 - 3:32pm
4 years 14 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 15, 2011 - 4:33pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said a Zanesville man has been charged in connection with a recent drug investigation that resulted in a foot chase in the Putnam area last week.

Lutz said 27-year-old Corey Wood is charged with trafficking in crack cocaine with a juvenile specification, trafficking in cocaine with a juvenile specification, possession of marijuana and trafficking in controlled substances.

He said a second person in the case, Elgin Mitchell, fled the scene, and a...

August 10, 2011 - 4:24pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says two people are in custody after a drug investigation Wednesday that included a chase in Putnam. Sheriff Lutz says around 2:00 pm deputies were doing a drug investigation when a suspect – on Moxahala Avenue - took off running from deputies and ended up hiding in the Muskingum County Community Foundation Office. Deputies were able to arrest that 27-year-old male suspect and also have a 17-year-old female in custody for questioning. A third...

January 31, 2011 - 9:30pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Three people were taken into custody Monday evening as a part of a drug investigation in Zanesville.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office in a joint effort with the Zanesville Police Department, executed a search warrant at 1230 Melrose Avenue, where drugs, U.S. currency and firearms were discovered.

"We do a lot of these drug investigations and at different times we get probable cause to execute a search warrant and that's what we did tonight at about 6:30 p.m. we...

January 7, 2011 - 7:25pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office in a joint effort with the Zanesville Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of 114 Pierce Street in connection to a drug investigation.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says three adult females and one male have been arrested but names are not being released at this time. Lutz says, during the search, they recovered powder cocaine, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, along with a firearm and ammunition.

No other details...

June 17, 2010 - 5:04pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office issued a search warrant at 1131 Lake Drive Thursday.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says that the warrant was in response to an ongoing investigation.

"It's a culmination of a drug unit investigation and we basically throughout the investigation over the last several weeks ended up here," says Sheriff Matt Lutz.

The Sheriff's Office took three people into custody and searched the home to find anything that would add to their investigation...

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