Ashland County Sheriff’s Office K9 Zeus aids in drug bust

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Ashland Division of Police and METRICH Enforcement Unit detectives got a boost from a four-legged friend in a recent drug bust.

On July 27, 2023, the agencies executed a traffic stop in the 1300 Block of Troy Road in Ashland.

Ashland County Sheriff’s Office K9 Zeus was deployed for an open air sniff of the vehicle and he alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics. During the search of the vehicle officers and detectives seized approximately 29 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

As a result of the traffic stop, detectives executed two search warrants in Ashland County seizing more suspected methamphetamine.

Jason Fitz, 51, of Ashland was arrested during the investigation and charged with Aggravated Possession of Drugs.

The case has been forwarded to the Ashland County Prosecutor’s office for review.

The METRICH Enforcement Unit would like to thank the community for providing tips that helped lead to the successful execution of this search warrant and encourages all citizens to continue to report suspected Drug Activity.

Citizens can call the METRICH Crime Tip Hotline at 419-52-CRIME (419-522-7463) or download the METRICH enforcement unit mobile app to “Submit a Tip.”

Originally published in the Ashland Source on July 5, 2023.

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