GCSO: Suspected meth, heroin, pills recovered during search of 32-year-old’s vehicle

DERWENT, Ohio — Felony charges are pending against a Cumberland man following his drug-related arrest at a business in Derwent on Monday night.

According to Guernsey County Sheriff’s detectives, Deputies Matt Scurlock and Keith Rogers responded at around 8 p.m. to a 9-1-1 call reporting a male sitting in a vehicle outside the business, passed out over the steering wheel.

Upon arrival, deputies found the man drifting in and out of consciousness. The officers waited until the suspect became more aware and asked for permission to search the vehicle. The man allegedly gave deputies his consent and the officers reportedly located suspected methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and illicit prescription pills in the vehicle.

An ambulance was called for the male suspect and he was transported to Southeastern Med in Cambridge for treatment. After being cleared medically, the suspect was transported to the county jail and placed on a felony hold.

The 32-year-old male is expected to be released from custody on Wednesday. Once detectives receive the results of drug analysis by Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, charges are expected to be presented to the grand jury of the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court for possible indictment.