Traffic Stop Leads to Finding Bulk Quantities of Fentanyl

For immediate release: 

Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden announced that on Saturday evening October 1, 2022, Investigators assigned to the CODE Task Force from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and Cambridge Police Department coordinated a traffic stop of an individual suspected of regularly bringing bulk quantities of Fentanyl to Guernsey County. With the assistance of the Cambridge Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Deputies from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle following probable cause being established.

During the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, a 39 year old Akron man and 37 year old Akron woman were taken into custody and placed on a felony investigation hold at the Guernsey County Jail. Investigators also confirmed the male had multiple warrants for his arrest for narcotic related violations and failure to comply.

Investigators also located additional bulk quantities of Fentanyl at a residence in the Kimbolton area in which the 39 year old Akron male was suspected of delivering prior to the traffic stop.

Sheriff Paden said the narcotics that the male has been suspected of bringing to Guernsey County, have been tied to recent overdoses in the area.

Felony charges and names of the individuals are being withheld until the investigation is complete and a review of the incident by the Guernsey County Prosecutor’s Office.