Stories tagged with: Methamphetamine

August 13, 2015 - 5:40pm
49 weeks 4 days ago

A Zanesville man is facing drug charges after several different law enforcement agencies seized more than four pounds of methamphetamine from a Zanesville residence.

The Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted 44-year-old Walter Lee Coffee on 19 counts, including charges of possession and trafficking of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering, and having weapons while under disability.

"In the investigation, we seized over four pounds of...

March 27, 2015 - 3:16pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

A Junction City man has been arrested on drug charges following a sting operation.

On March 23rd the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 45-year-old James C. Hanning for Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. As part of the sting operation, Hanning was followed from Junction City to Buckeye Valley Road where he was stopped by sheriff’s deputies.  

The sheriff's...

March 24, 2015 - 6:40pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriffs Office made progress in the fight against drugs Tuesday.

The drug bust occurred at the address of 315 Pine Street. The call came between 10:30AM and 11:00AM. We spoke to Sargent Joey Carr of the Crooksville Police Department who told us how the meth lab was discovered.

"We got a tip that there was a smell of a chemical coming from the area down here somewhere. We came down and we smelled the chemical, traced it down to the house we thought it was...

December 9, 2014 - 10:50pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Perry County Sheriff's Deputies and Agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday at 10185 Township Road 57 in Roseville.

During the search, agents located an active methamphetamine lab on the property along with other drug manufacturing equipment. Authorities said there was evidence found that suggested that meth was being produced at this location for some time.

Agents also found a 2-year-old and an 11-year-old child present at the...

November 25, 2014 - 11:39pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

Five more people have been indicted in connection with a year long meth lab investigation in Perry County.

Seven others have already been indicted in the case. According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, the indictments announced Tuesday include 27-year-old Sierra A. King , 26-year-old Kayla A. Simon, 29-year-old Ricky L. Simon, and 54-year-old Harold L. Gardner, all of New Lexington. Also indicted was 39-year-old Matthew A. Webb of Newark.

All are facing charges of...

October 14, 2014 - 3:55pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

Several arrests have been made in Perry County from three separate drug investigations.

Seven defendants have been indicted by a Perry County Grand Jury for various felony drug charges with several more indictments expected in the coming weeks. According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began in June of 2013 after they received information that methamphetamine was being produced at several locations in the New Lexington area.

As a result of the...

July 16, 2014 - 4:47pm
2 years 1 week ago

A methamphetamine lab was seized from a Somerset home where a 10-month-old child was living.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office received information on Tuesday that meth was being produced in front of the child at a home located at 305 West Sheridan Drive.  Narcotics detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and Perry County Child Services responded to the residence to find an active meth lab hidden behind a furnace. The 10-month-old child was found lying in...

January 5, 2014 - 4:47pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

A meth lab has been seized from a Thornville home.

After receiving information that methamphetamine was being produced at 14876 Empire Road, detectives from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and deputies from the Perry County Sheriff's Office seized the meth lab from the residence on Saturday. Deputies arrested a 35-year-old Baltimore, Ohio man who is now being held in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail awaiting formal charges. This is the second seizure at the residence...

August 26, 2013 - 4:51pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Researchers and authorities in Ohio are reporting there is a huge jump in the number of meth addicts and meth labs being seized.

In all of 2012, 607 labs were seized by police in Ohio. as of the end of June, there have already been 635 labs seized this year. In the past five years, the number has jumped a staggering 467 percent, and there are a couple of reasons why.

"It's inexpensive, it's readily available, you can make it yourself, that way you don't have to get caught...

May 16, 2013 - 5:53pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Department's drug unit have seized over $200,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana after months of investigation.

"Most of this was deliveries coming through the postal service. We did do a search at his residence and found some items there but for the most part this investigation was done through the postal service and using some good police techniques we have used for several years on trying to maintain the...

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