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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Ashland County Sheriff's Office K9 Zeus helps in Drug Bust

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office and the City of Ashland Division of Police have detectives assigned to the METRICH Enforcement Unit. On July 27, 2023, they executed a traffic stop in the 1300 Block of Troy Rd. in the City of Ashland.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office K9 Zeus was deployed for an open air sniff of the vehicle and he alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics.

During the search of the vehicle officers and detectives seized approximately 29 grams of suspected methamphetamine. As a result of the traffic stop, detectives executed two search warrants in Ashland County seizing more suspected methamphetamine.

Jason Fitz, 51, of Ashland was arrested during the investigation and charged with Aggravated

Possession of Drugs.

The case has been forwarded to the Ashland County Prosecutors office for review.

The METRICH Enforcement Unit would like to thank the community for providing tips that helped lead to the successful execution of this search warrant and encourages all citizens to continue to report suspected Drug Activity.

Citizens can call the METRICH Crime Tip Hotline at 419-52-CRIME (419-522-7463) or download the METRICH enforcement unit mobile app to "Submit a Tip".

Detective Kody Hying

419-289-3639 Ext. 1039

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