NEW LEXINGTON — The Perry County Sheriff’s Office release information on Monday, regarding a home in the Village of New Lexington getting searched resulting in two adults being arrested.

During the morning hours of May 14, deputies with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office as well as agents working in the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement (CODE) Task Force issued a search warrant at 210 1/2 Lexington Street.

The search warrant was established after several residents complained about suspicious illicit drug activity occurring at the residence. The Sheriff’s Office added that such activity was being done in the presence of a minor.

After the search warrant was served, law enforcement discovered heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, hypodermic needles and “a small amount” of currency.

Two individuals were arrested as a result of the search. Both were charged with felony drug trafficking and possession.

The two individuals were identified as Jeremy Edgar Ratliff, 38, and Erica A. Triona, 44. Both are residents of New Lexington. Ratliff and Triona were transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville.

The Sheriff’s Office also reported that another female was found at the scene and arrested on a misdemeanor warrant out of Muskingum County. The individual, who was not identified, was turned over to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office following the events of the search.

Assisting at the scene was the Perry County Children Services and the Perry County Municipal Court Probation Department.

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