The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

December 11, 2012

Drug charges pending against Ashtabula man

ASHTABULA — An Ashtabula man is facing drug charges after a six-month investigation into heroin trafficking spearheaded by multiple law enforcement agencies, said Detective Greg Leonhard of the TAG Law Enforcement group.

Police served a search warrant at a Woodman Avenue apartment Monday and found Victor Casbohm, 27, who was wanted on warrants unrelated to the drug investigation. Also in the apartment was heroin, marijuana, prescription medication, drug paraphernalia and $1,200 in cash, Leonhard said.

The amount of cash indicates drug transactions had occurred at the premises Sunday night or Monday, he said. Four other people were in the apartment at the time, and drug charges are pending against two of them, Leonhard said.

Joining TAG in the investigation were the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office and the city of Ashtabula Police Department, Leonhard said.

Additional charges could be filed against Casbohm once the identity of the substances found in the apartment is confirmed by laboratory testing, Leonhard said. Casbohm was taken into custody on the unrelated warrants and is being held at the Ashtabula County Jail, Leonhard said.

1
Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon Spectacular lightning storm hits London Malaysian Flight Victim Was South Florida Grad Rory McIlroy on pace to break British Open records Officials Fear MH17 Site Now Tampered by Rebels Lowes employees repair Vietnam vet's wheelchair Widow of Staten Island man who died after NYPD takedown says he was unjustifiably targeted