CALDWELL, Ohio -- Charges have been filed against five suspects in connection with Friday's early-morning drug raid in Caldwell.
According to Noble County Sheriff Stephen Hannum, four of the suspects appeared before Judge Lucien Young III in Noble County Court on Monday morning. Nineteen-year-old Bryce Gurewicz, listed as homeless, was charged with trafficking in drugs (F4); 31-year-old Dustin Omspach of Marietta was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (M4); and 28-year-old Kayla Bates of Caldwell and 32-year-old Anthony Mack of Columbus were each charged with complicity to drug trafficking (F4). The fifth suspect, 33-year-old Derek Petry of Caldwell, was arrested on a warrant issued by Michigan authorities.
Early Friday morning, Noble County Sheriff's deputies and officers of the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant on a Crestwood Village apartment, and seized what is believed to be methamphetamine, heroine, illicit prescriptions and cash from the residence. The raid followed an intense, week-long undercover operation revolving around the Fairgrounds Road residence.
Sheriff Hannum stated that further charges are pending and additional arrests are likely.
CALDWELL, Ohio -- Local authorities made five arrests following a drug raid in Caldwell on Friday morning.
The raid follows an intense, week-long undercover operation focused on a residence within the village. According to Noble County Sheriff Stephen Hannum, his deputies, working along side of officers of the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force, executed a search warrant in the early morning hours at the Crestwood Apartments located on Fairgrounds Road. Deputies reportedly seized what is believed to be heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, along with a small amount of cash from the apartment, and took four men and one woman into custody. Hannum said that charges ranging from aggravated trafficking in drugs to possession of drug paraphernalia are expected to be filed against the suspects in the near future. The Sheriff also stated that further charges are pending and more arrests are likely, regarding the investigation into drug activity in Noble County.