BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — 12 people were arrested on Friday after the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office executed five separate search warrants in Bellaire, Ohio.
Ariana Choice, 18, Shane Tuchek, 25, and Cierrah Ratliff, 19, of Bellaire, Ohio, were arrested and charged with possessing and trafficking fentanyl within the vicinity of a juvenile.
Donavan Lynn, 18, and David Allen, 19, were arrested and charged with possessing and trafficking methamphetamine within the vicinity of a juvenile. Detectives also arrested two juveniles during this investigation.
Kaleb Sabo, 27, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jeffery Tuchek, 53, and Christy Tuchek, 53, of Bellaire, Ohio, were arrested on possession of criminal tools.
Brittaney Tuchek, 31, of Bellaire, Ohio, was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing.
Detectives said they seized multiple firearms, bulk methamphetamine, and fentanyl during the investigation. One of the firearms was defaced and was allegedly stolen.
“This was a three-month investigation by our criminal interdiction unit. Through the investigation they were able to obtain five different warrants for five different locations in the Bellaire area. Ten arrests were made adult arrests–two juvenile arrests were made out of this um investigation. Took a lot of bad people off the streets of Bellaire, in the Bellaire area, so I commend my guys on the great job. Bellaire PD also assisted.”Chief Deputy James Zusack | Belmont County Sheriff’s Department
They said they had to warn the jail staff about the large number of incoming suspects.
The two juveniles were taken to the Sargus Juvenile Center.
Four of the adult suspects were all from the same family.
No other mugshots were made available