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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 at-large. Everyone who was taken into custody faces felony drug charges, Barker said, a […]

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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, possession of drugs, tampering with evidence and involuntary manslaughter. The indictment was unsealed Monday morning after […]

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Man accused of heroin trafficking arrested in Somerset

A man accused of methamphetamine and heroin trafficking was arrested Monday in Somerset. Anthony B. Foster, 36, was arrested on felony aggravated trafficking in drugs charges, and he is being held at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Office. He may face additional drug and weapons charges once the case is presented to […]

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Two more arrested in connection with Matson

A grand jury has indicted two more suspects whose alleged drug crimes are connected to an investigation that led to Timothy R. Matson's arrest weeks ago. Authorities reportedly raided a home Feb. 11 at 818 Ayers St. in Zanesville, where they arrested Nathaniel Antonio Williams, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said. Courtney Shepherd was arrested Thursday after a […]

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Man arrested for having 400 grams of meth

A Newark man was arrested Monday for reportedly having about 400 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. Kyle B. Poole, 31, last known address 102 Orchard St., Newark, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree felony. According to court records, an informant contacted the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force on Monday and […]

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