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MILLERSBURG — A Millersburg man is in custody, charged with drug trafficking, after local law enforcement found drugs and evidence of trafficking during a Monday search of his home.
Lester L. Ridenbaugh, 34, of 1691 S. Washington St., is charged in Holmes County Municipal Court with a single count of trafficking in drugs. He was arrested without incident Monday and remains incarcerated at the Holmes County Jail, with bond set at $100,000.
It was 7:15 p.m. when deputies from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, including its Special Response Team, were joined by officers from the Millersburg Police Department and the LEAD Task Force to execute the warrant.
The knock-and-announce warrant, signed by Municipal Judge Andrew Hyde, was predicated by intelligence of drug trafficking out of the home, said Sheriff Timothy W. Zimmerly, noting the search warrant extended not
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During the search, investigators found more than 60 grams of marijuana, some of which was packaged for sale; several pills, yet to be identified, with lab analysis pending; baggies; scales; and 27.5 grams of crystal meth, also packaged for sale. They also seized $1,500 cash and a .22-caliber rifle, according to Mullet.
“Any time you have this amount of this type of drug, it's concerning,” said Sgt. Joe Mullet, who also serves as commander of the LEAD Task Force.
Ridenbaugh, he said, is familiar to law enforcement, and has a criminal history dating back to 2003, including charges for drug trafficking, carrying a conceal weapon, domestic violence, felonious assault, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest and drunken driving.
Additional charges related to the search and underlying intel are anticipated, said Mullet.
“I think it's a really good arrest,” said Zimmerly, adding, he is confident drugs from Ridenbaugh were making their way into the community. “I think he was a main supplier for our
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