The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) has announced that on Tuesday, May 10, Sheriff Ryan Cain along with detectives and the Vinton County Special Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence on U.S. Route 50 near Allensville following a drug-trafficking investigation. 

Deputies seized narcotics, cash, and drug paraphernalia from the residence and placed Murl Edwards, age 71 of Allensville, and Wade Davidson, age 46 of Allensville, under arrest.

Another male was detained at the residence and later released. Edwards and Davidson were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail and a bond hearing was expected to be held later in the week. The case was likewise set to be forwarded to the Vinton County Prosecutor’s Office.

All suspects and arrestees are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.