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Meth, cocaine seized in weekend drug bust

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Hawesville man arrested for dealing in meth

By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night, police said, in a case that saw the arrests or detention of four people, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

Cannelton Patrolman David Biever said the investigation began when he located a car in Old Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton. After approaching the vehicle, Biever said he saw drugs in plain view. A search of the car, he told The News, turned up meth, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Arrested were the vehicle’s occupants, Zachary J. Zuelly, 22, of 10748 Old State Road 37, Tell City, and Daniel Crawley, 25, of Chrisney.

During the investigation, Cannelton officers and sheriff’s deputies were able to identify a man who had allegedly recently delivered methamphetamine in Tell City.

Officers and deputies were able to locate the alleged dealer, Eric C. Roach, 27, of 8934 State Road 69, Hawesville, Ky.

Officers said they found Roach sitting in his truck in the Taco Bell parking lot.

During a search of the vehicle, crystal meth weighing nearly 10 grams was located, Biever said, as well as various prescription pills, precursors for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, ephedrine, marijuana, and nearly $1,000 in cash. Also seized were guns.
A female juvenile in Roach’s car was also detained.

Roach remained in jail Wednesday and faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, dealing in a Schedule 3 drug, operating an illegal drug laboratory and endangering a child.

Zuelly was jailed on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crawley was issued a criminal summons on charges of possessing meth and paraphernalia. He faces a future court appearance.

Sheriff’s deputies Jason Shadwick and Brandon Gill aided Biever, as did Cannelton police officers Eric Dickenson, Lee Hall, Micah Jackson and Bob Campbell, Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee and reserve city patrol officer Caron Crossley.