Traffic Stop Leads to Prison Time

On January 3rd, 2023, Kacie L. Crawford was sentenced to a decade of mandatory prison time in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court. Crawford was subject to a traffic stop in May 2023, in which Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Guernsey County Patrol Deputies had been conducting a criminal interdiction drug operation on Interstate 77. 

Criminal indicators were observed by Crawford and her vehicle, prompting Detectives and Deputies to investigate further. 

A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle and further criminal indicators were observed prompting Detectives to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which Crawford granted to Law Enforcement. Two baggies of fentanyl were located in the center console measuring roughly 11 grams collectively as well as $2,569.00 US Currency. Crawford was placed under arrest and Detectives further located 80 grams of Fentanyl and 20 grams of black tar Heroin being stored in Crawford’s Bra.       

The Fentanyl had been in a “chunk” form and had been considered pure from being cut with other substances. The Fentanyl had been so pure that 7 grams of “cut” could be used per 1 gram of Fentanyl, which had been Crawford’s intention to distribute over a pound of cut Fentanyl in the area of southeast Ohio.

Crawford’s charges of CT1: 2925.03(C)(9)(g), TRAFFICKING IN A FENTANYL-RELATED COMPOUND, F1 CT2: 2925.11 (C)(11)(f), POSSESSION OF A FENTANYL-RELATED COMPOUND, F1 CT3: 2925.11(C)(6)(d), POSSESSION OF HEROIN, F2 CT4: 2925.03(C)(6)(e), TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN, F2, had landed her a mandatory 10 years of prison time as well as forfeiture of her cash.  

Sheriff Paden takes a large interest in training his personnel to look for and intercept large-scale drug operations flowing into our county from the interstate. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court and the Guernsey County Prosecutor’s Office for reaching a highly appropriate sentence for an individual who intended to distribute a deadly substance on our streets.

Sheriff Paden would like to remind the public that Drug Tips can be submitted to or call (740) 439-6300, Anonymity is optional, where every tip is reviewed by the Investigations Division!