Eight Charged In Athens-Columbus-Detriot Drug Pipeline

May 12, 2014

Athens County authorities say they have charged eight people with operating a prescription drug pipeline from Athens through Columbus to Detroit.

Five defendants are charged with drug trafficking and other crimes while another three face other drug charges including possession. County prosecutor Keller Blackburn says a car chase through Glouster on May 6 ended with the arrest of a 26-year-old man.

Blackburn says authorities confiscated 42 thousand dollars worth of Oxycodone pills and 17 thousand dollars cash cash found in a box with the pills inside of the Glouster home.