Sunday, September 22, 2013

Guns, cash and drugs seized in Wayne National Forest

ATHENS COUNTYIn a media release Sunday, the Athens County Sheriff’s Department reported a Glouster man was allegedly found in possession of drugs, firearms and cash.

According to Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly, Deputy John Kulchar and his canine Ryder, assisted by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Wildlife Officer Perko, found Robert K. Burns, 60, at a wild life area off Hunterdon Road in the Wayne National Forest sometime on Saturday Sept. 21.

During the traffic stop, Ryder indicated on the 2004 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup truck. A search of the truck uncovered two loaded firearms, alleged prescription medications, $5,700 in cash, and multiple bags of alleged marijuana. The vehicle, weapons, cash and drugs were all seized.

Charges are pending based on the results of lab tests. The report did say whether Burns was arrested. The Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail has no record of Burns being in custody.

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