Man arrested in New Lexington with pills

Perry County agents arrested a 36-year-old man on drug charges after they raided his home Saturday and reported seizing prescription pills and cash.

Curtis P. Walton faces one count of aggravated trafficking in oxycodone, a fourth-degree felony, after his arrest. He is being held at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail as authorities continue to investigate the case.

He could be charged with more crimes when the case is presented to a grand jury, according to a news release from Sheriff William Barker's office.

The investigation began after multiple people reported drug trafficking at Walton's home at 313 N. Mill Lane in New Lexington, according to the sheriff's office. Agents said Walton is suspected of selling pills he received from his doctor.

Agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and deputies with the sheriff's office raided the home Saturday after obtaining a search warrant.

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