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Cocaine trafficker pleads guilty to several felonies

A man who officials have said is a major drug trafficker pleaded guilty Wednesday to 11 felonies in two separate cases. Jerome A. Johnson, 36, of Zanesville, pleaded guilty in one case to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, two counts of trafficking in cocaine,...

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...

Task force busts alleged Newark cocaine dealer

A Newark man has been charged with a first-degree felony after reportedly possessing more than 200 grams of cocaine and more than 100 percocet pills. The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on the 500 block of Vesper Drive in...

Names released from Operation Buzz Kill

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office released the names of individuals arrested as part of Operation Buzz Kill on Wednesday morning. Sixteen females and 20 males were arrested during the sweep. Three people are facing additional charges after methamphetamine was...

35 arrested in Perry County drug sweep

Thirty-five people were arrested on felony drug charges Wednesday morning in one of the largest drug sweeps in Perry County history. Perry County Sheriff William Barker said law enforcement officers had arrest warrants for 43 people, meaning eight people are still...

Newark man charged with dealing deadly drugs

A Newark man has been charged with manslaughter, accused of dealing drugs that authorities say killed a city resident last year. Thomas A. Kosto, 38, last known address 244 Green Meadow Drive, was indicted Thursday on charges of corrupting another with drugs,...