GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio -- A Cambridge man entered a "guilty" plea to drug-related charges in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday morning.
According to court records, 28-year-old Michael V. Kelly II pleaded "guilty" to aggravated trafficking in drugs (F3), aggravated possession of drugs (F5) and aggravated possession of marijuana (F5) when he appeared before Judge David A. Ellwood on Wednesday. Kelly will be sentenced at a later date.
In March, Sheriff's deputies and Cambridge Police officers executed a joint search warrant at a home on Gomber Avenue suspected of hosting drug activity. Deputies forced entry into the home and took two suspects - Kelly and a 20-year-old Cambridge woman - into custody. The female was later released.
Deputies reportedly seized several loaded firearms, several thousand dollars in cash, and narcotics - including marijuana and Oxycontin, as well as assorted drug paraphernalia.
Deputies also had to remove a live, three-foot long alligator from the residence. The Ohio Department of Agriculture took charge of the gator, which was taken to Ohio's new holding facility for exotic creatures in Reynoldsburg, near Columbus.