Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden announces that on Wednesday March 1st 2023 at approximately 10:00pm, Guernsey County Sheriff’s Deputies, working in conjunction with the CODE and BULK Task Force, executed a search warrant on a residence in Jackson Township. Detectives assigned to both the CODE and BULK Task Force had previously been conducting an investigation into information being received about a residence on Lucasburg Road, just outside the Village of Byesville. Detectives were soon able to confirm the owner and occupants in the trailer were involved in the trafficking in narcotics. A search warrant was then secured for this residence.
On March 1st The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team was activated to help conduct the search warrant. During the execution of the search warrant, 8 individuals were taken into custody and booked into the Guernsey County Jail. Detectives reported seizing a substantial amount of narcotics, cash and firearms from the residence. Names of individuals are being withheld at this time as the investigation is on-going and the filing of formal criminal charges are pending.
Sheriff Paden also wanted to show his appreciation to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation as well as their assistance during the execution of the search warrant.