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Major Crime Unit Busts Drug House in Lancaster Seizes Copious Amounts of Drugs for Sale


FAIRFEILD – On Tuesday May 12, 2020, Major Crimes Unit Detectives with the assistance of the Lancaster Police Department’s SRT team executed a search warrants at 122 W. Chestnut St. Apt #2B in the City of Lancaster. A brief investigation was initiated after receiving numerous complaints of
drug trafficking at the home. Through this investigation Major Crimes Unit Detectives with assistance from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Narcotics Division, BCI Criminal Intelligence Unit, and the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center were able to determine that methamphetamine and other drugs were being used and sold from the Chestnut St. apartment.

Recovered during the search at 122 W. Chestnut St. Apartment #2B was evidence of drug trafficking including scales and packaging materials, Rx pills packaged for sale including
Buprenorphine, Alprazolam, and Methadone, MDMA “Ecstasy”, Transdermal Fentanyl patches, 40.7 grams of Marijuana, $2,185.00 in US currency and approximately 114 grams of
Methamphetamine. Arrested and taken to the Fairfield County jail from the residence were Corey M Griffin 24 of 122 W. Chestnut St. Apt 2B, Charisha T. Wingfield 24 of 122 W. Chestnut ST. Apt 2B, and James E Tinney 47 of 319 Wheat St. Lancaster. Griffin is being held on a Felony 3 charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Wingfield was charged with Felony 3 Tampering with evidence, and Tinney is being held for a Felony 5 possession of
methamphetamine. Additional charges on Griffin and Wingfield will be presented to the Fairfield County Prosecutors Office as the investigation is completed.

This type of successful outcome which directly impacts the quality of life in our community is a direct result of a collaborative effort between the Major Crimes Unit, its Law Enforcement partners, and the community. If you see suspicious activity or believe drugs are being used or sold in your neighborhood please contact the Major Crimes Unit at 740-653-5224 ext 3, your information can be anonymous.