On May 10, 2022, Agents with the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force, along with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glouster Police Department, executed a search warrant at 1 South Eighth Street, Jacksonville, Ohio 45740 after an investigation into
suspected drug trafficking.
During the search, units found Mac Donald Carsey, age 53 of Millfield, hiding in a bathtub. Carsey had multiple felony warrants out of Athens County. Units also located suspected fentanyl, fentanyl related abuse instruments, methamphetamine abuse instruments and a loaded 9mm handgun within the residence. Carsey has been a target of the Major Crimes Task Force.
Investigation and interviews were conducted, and it was determined that Carsey had just trafficked an amount of fentanyl to a female in the residence, while being in possession of a 9mm handgun and while a child was present. Carsey was then transported to SEORJ. Charges on Carsey for
Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs F-3, having Weapons Under Disability F-3, and Aggravated Possession of Drugs F-4, will be presented to an Athens County Grand Jury. Charges on additional suspects are pending BCI&I lab results.
“Working together to target enforcement efforts allow us to treat addiction and reduce the spread of illegal drugs in our community. I appreciate the dedication of all officers involved and I am grateful for the long hours my team dedicate to the cause of justice” states Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller J. Blackburn. Sheriff Smith agrees that “this operation was a success thanks to the exceptional collaboration that exists between multiple agencies and is a direct result of the commitment to our
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Chief Investigator Jay Barrett, the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glouster Police Department for their assistance with this case. The Southeast Major Crimes Task Force is comprised of representatives of the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre, Middleport, and McConnelsville Police Departments; the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Prosecutor’s Offices; and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.