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Eight Charged In Connection To Athens County Drug Ring

Reported: May. 12, 2014 4:13 PM EDT
Updated: May. 12, 2014 4:26 PM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio (Tiersa Davis) -- A joint effort to shut down a drug ring operation in Athens County has resulted in charges against eight people.

Derek James Gyure, 26, of Glouster, John Casey Metcalf, 22, of Glouster, Billie Joe Haynes, 25, of Athens, Kenra Rania Sharrer, 22, of Glouster, Tinkey L. Rutter, 37, of Chauncey, Bert C. Sharrer, 45, of Jacksonville, Bert Sharrer, Jr., 18, of McConnelsville and Ryan Rutherford, 36, of Nelsonville have been arrested and are facing various drug charges.

The announcement was made Monday by the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, the Athens County Sheriff's Department. the Athens City Police Department and the Ohio University Police Department. Officials said the drug operation extended from Columbus or Detroit to the Athens County area.



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