Man arrested, drugs seized at Athens County home

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 11:04 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 1:01 PM EDT
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ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - An Athens County man is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday seized bulk amounts of drugs, including heroin and suspected methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia, from a home in The Plains.

Deputies also seized a 9 mm handgun and $459 cash.

Chaz Jones, 28, of The Plains, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies, and having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony.

He was taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, and more charges are possible.

“It is our constant mission to make Athens County a safer place for citizens,” Sheriff Rodney Smith said. “Our priority is and will always be just that.”

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