CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — A Cambridge man, wanted on a warrant out of Muskingum County, found and arrested at his home on Thursday may now face additional drug charges in Guernsey County.
According to reports from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, authorities from Muskingum County called and requested that deputies pick up 46-year-old James Asp – a Guernsey County resident, who was wanted on charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing. Deputies arrived at the suspect’s home on Cooks Run Road and saw someone pull down the blinds. Officers also saw Asp’s vehicle parked beside the home. Deputies knocked on the door of the residence and attempted to call the suspect but he would not respond. After a two hour stand-off, the suspect surrendered himself into custody. A search warrant was then executed on Asp’s property and four small marijuana plants, a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and supplies typically used in an outdoor marijuana grow operation were allegedly recovered.
Asp was expedited to Muskingum County to face charges there. The suspect meth was sent to Ohio BCI for testing. Drug charges are pending against Asp in Guernsey County.