The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 13, 2013

Ashtabula Township man arraigned, posts bond on drug charges

By SHELLEY TERRY - sterry@starbeacon.com
Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — An Ashtabula Township man arrested in a drug bust last Thursday was arraigned late Monday afternoon in Ashtabula Municipal Court.

Corey Fogle, 25, had his bond set at $20,000 or 10 percent for three fifth-degree felony charges of drug trafficking, and another fifth-degree felony charge of possession of criminal tools, according to Ashtabula Municipal Court officials.

Fogle entered ‘no plea’ on all charges and posted bond shortly thereafter, court and county jail officials said.

His preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. June 18 in Municipal Court, officials said.

Fogle was charged after a six-month investigation into marijuana trafficking and cultivation spearheaded by multiple law enforcement agencies, according the TAG Law Enforcement group.

Police served a search warrant at 1808 E. 27th St. and discovered Fogle, plus marijuana, packaging materials, marijuana growing equipment, two bullet resistant vests, items derived from the sale of drugs and several firearms, including an assault rifle, according to TAG officials.

After his arrest, he was taken to the county jail in Jefferson.

Joining TAG in the investigation were the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, the city of Ashtabula Police Department and the Ashtabula Township Fire Department.