Michael G. Locklear, 25, of Coshocton, and Ashley A. Price, 32, of New Philadelphia area were charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs following a raid at a November 1st raid at Coshocton residence. (Submitted photo)
Coshocton, Ohio - Two individuals are facing charges after a large amount of suspected fentanyl was located during a search of a Coshocton residence.
On November 1st just before 3 p.m., Detectives from the Coshocton County Sheriff's office executed a buy-bust of two females in the city of Coshocton. Soon after, they executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of North Second Street.
During the search, detectives located a large amount of a powdery substance suspected to be fentanyl, a dangerous opioid about 1,000 times more potent than morphine. The Coshocton County Hazmat unit was called to secure the dangerous substance and remained on scene until the search of the residence was completed.
Cash, firearms and drug manufacturing equipment were also recovered during the search, which resulted in two men and two women being taken into custody.
On November 5th, 25-year-old Michael G. Locklear of Coshocton and 32-year-old Ashley A. Price of New Philadelphia were both charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a first-degree felony. The other individuals were released from custody.
Additional charges are expected to be filed once the case has been reviewed by the Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office.
Other agencies assisting at the scene included the Coshocton County Special Response Team and K9 unit, Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office, Coshocton City Fire and EMS, Coshocton County Job & Family Services and the REACT team.
Coshocton County Sheriff Timothy Rogers says the raid is yet another example of his department's continued fight on the war on drugs in the community.