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Drug Investigation and Arrest in Bath County

Date of News Release: 06/17/2015

(Owingsville, KY) - On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Kentucky State Police in Morehead executed a search warrant at 302 Jones Road in Owingsville. Upon investigation, Trooper Nathan Shortridge, Trooper Pat Zalone, Trooper Todd Coleman and the Bath County Sheriff's Department located cash, heroin, and marijuana inside of the residence. Joseph Swartz, 26, of Owingsville was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense - heroin, less than two grams and possession of marijuana. During the search troopers also seized $1,700.00 in cash. Joseph Swartz is currently lodged in the Montgomery County Jail. The case remains under investigation by Trooper Nathan Shortridge.