On August 24th, 2022 Agents with the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at 13750 Coal Run Road, Athens, Ohio after an investigation into John E. Frazee trafficking in drugs.
The residence was secured by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team. Sheriff Smith states “Agents conducted a search of the property and located bulk amounts of suspected heroin as well as suspected methamphetamine and a marijuana grow which produced a total of twenty-one plants. Also located during the search was U.S. Currency, electronics, and evidence of drug trafficking.”
John E. Frazee, age 52 of Athens, was arrested with active warrants from Hocking County. Megan Smith, age 25 of Logan, was also arrested with several active warrants from Athens and Hocking Counties. Both Frazee and Smith were transported to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.
All applicable items seized during the search warrant will be sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations laboratory for testing. Charges will be presented to an Athens County Grand Jury on individuals once lab results are completed.
The Southeast Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre, Glouster, Middleport,
McConnelsville and Nelsonville Police Departments; the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Prosecutor’s Offices; and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.