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Charges filed in connection with SWAT team raid

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Gary Alexander of Zanesville Gary Alexander of Zanesville Guernsey County Sheriff's Office


Zanesville man facing drug-related charges in Guernsey County

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- One of the suspects arrested in connection with a SWAT team raid conducted in Cambridge on Wednesday night has been charged.
According to the Cambridge Police, 59-year-old Gary Alexander of Zanesville has been charged a felony two count of possession of heroin and a felony three count of tampering with evidence, along with a misdemeanor count of obstructing official business. Alexander was allegedly found to be in possession of more than 20 grams of cocaine and reportedly attempted to run from officers executing three search warrants at an apartment complex on Foster Avenue. Twelve suspects were taken into custody at the scene. Alexander was one of three suspects who reportedly attempted to flee as the raid was being conducted.  Officers reportedly seized a large amount of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and cash from the suspects and inside the complex. 
Chief Randy LePage says many of the search warrants executed this year were made possible from tips to police regarding possible drug activity in the city.  Chief LePage thanked the residents who supplied tips that have resulted in arrests of suspects believed to be involved in activity regarding methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, prescription pills and other drugs in Cambridge.
Officers said that  charges are pending against three of the suspects allegedly attempted to convey crack cocaine, pills and methamphetamine into the Guernsey County Jail after being incarcerated. Alexander remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bond, but others are expected to be indicted by the Guernsey County grand jury at a later date.



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