Fourth suspect arrested, more charges filed in jail meth ring

A fourth person has been arrested and more charges have been filed in the investigation of a methamphetamine trafficking ring reportedly run from inside the Licking County Justice Center.

Joshua L. Webster, 36, of Newark, was arrested Thursday on a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony.

According to court records, Webster, 26-year-old Tylor Lemay and 35-year-old James Parker, both of Newark, allegedly helped purchase and distribute methamphetamine throughout Licking County at the direction of 32-year-old Jennifer Burns-Harman.

While incarcerated at the Licking County Justice Center, Burns-Harman reportedly made phone calls, video calls and had in-person visits from multiple individuals and arranged for them to obtain methamphetamine from a supplier she had in Reynoldsburg.

Proceeds from those sales were then placed on Burns-Harman's jail account to allow her to continue making phone calls and running the ring, according to court records.

Webster was released from prison earlier this year and has prior convictions for failure to notify a change of address, corruption of a minor, having weapons under disability, failure to comply, possession of drugs and resisting arrest.

Published by

News Topics:
*click back button to return to news post list