Additional Drug Arrests Reported By The Sheriff’s Office
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has had an on-going drug investigation at a location in Wheeling for some time. Sheriff Steve Cox says on April 25th at about 11:00 pm, a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe on a traffic offense. The occupant had been part of the investigation and during the stop, the deputies had reasonable suspicion other crimes were taking place and probable cause to search the vehicle was present.
That search resulted in seizure of various baggies of alleged methamphetamine, drug distribution equipment and drug paraphernalia. Deputies were assisted by the Chillicothe Police Department in the arrest of 41-year-old William “BJ” Knouse in the 800 block Highway B in Wheeling for the alleged Delivery of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine related Drug Paraphernalia. Knouse was later released pending filing of formal charges. The investigation continues.
Monday morning, deputies responded toward Ludlow on a report of a suspicious vehicle and occupants. Deputies found the vehicle and were able to make a stop on US 36 near Utica. The investigation resulted in seizure of a package of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested 39-year-old Angela Stock of Wheeling and 24-year-old Spencer Pittman-Oleson of Wheeling for the alleged Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were processed and released pending formal charges being filed.