An Ohio Valley man was charged with selling drugs near a school zone.

 Detectives within the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and Agents with Homeland Security Investigations say they have been investigating 34-year-old Jaryd Lee McClay of Cambridge, OH for approximately 2 months.

Officials say they obtained evidence that McClay was distributing narcotics in a school zone.

On October 11th, 2023 McClay was involved in a traffic stop by Guernsey County Deputies that resulted in an alleged seizing of a bulk amount of narcotics and a loaded firearm. 

In total Detectives say they seized approximately 75 grams of methamphetamine, 6 grams of fentanyl, and 2 loaded firearms from a culmination of multiple search warrants and a traffic stop.

McClay is being charged with:

  • Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs- Felony 1
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs – Felony 2
  • Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound –Felony 3
  • Having Weapons While Under Disability – Felony 3
  • Aggravated Possession of Drugs – Felony 5