Felony drug charges have been filed against two Cambridge area residents following a raid by law enforcement earlier this week at their home on 21st Street just west of the city.
Lisa Casey, 56, faces single counts of possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, while Michael E. Casey, 51, faces one count each of possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony.
The tampering with evidence charge was filed against Lisa Casey after she allegedly tried to flush the suspected cocaine down the toilet when law enforcement arrived on Jan. 21 to execute a search warrant.
Arraignment hearings for the Caseys are pending in the Cambridge Municipal Court.
“This is yet another message to anyone that wishes to drug traffick in Guernsey County,” said Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden. “If you want to continue to sell drugs in our community, we are going to track you down relentlessly and you will be charged to the fullest extent of the law.”
According to reports, investigators from the sheriff’s office and agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed the warrant at 63749 21st St. just after 8:30 p.m. Monday.
“The search warrant stemmed from a narcotics investigation involving two individuals who are no stranger to law enforcement,” said Paden.
Investigators reportedly collected a large amount of suspected crack cocaine and items used for the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics.
No other information was available.
Authorities have reportedly responded to the 21st Street residence multiple times in the past to conduct narcotics investigations.
In January 2020, Michael Casey was convicted of possession of cocaine and sentenced to 10 months in prison. He was ordered to forfeit $1,986 in cash as part of a negotiated plea agreement.
The case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and CODE Task Force.