Alleged drug trafficker pleads not guilty

A man who faces decades in prison for drug crimes pleaded not guilty to 10 felonies related to trafficking cocaine, oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Terry A. Harris, 51, of Zanesville, appeared for arraignment Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. He was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, three counts of trafficking in oxycodone, three counts of possession of oxycodone, trafficking in hydrocodone, possession of hydrocodone and possession of alprazolam. The final count is a misdemeanor.

His bond was continued at $500,000.

In May, law enforcement recovered approximately $150,000 worth of cocaine and $4,000 worth of prescription pills from Harris's residence on Columbia Street. Officers identified Harris as a suspect with assistance from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, which was conducting its own drug investigation, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz previously said.

Detectives with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and Zanesville Police Department joint drug unit also found several digital scales, several baggies with residue and approximately $12,000 in cash in addition to the drugs.

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