Two Millfield Residents Charged With Heroin Trafficking

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Two Millfield residents were taken into custody Monday after allegedly trafficking heroin from their home.

Jeffrey L. Cox, 25; and Kayla M. Estep, 22, both of 10994 Twist Tail Road, were charged with trafficking — after an investigation based on information from the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office — by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team, according to Sheriff Patrick Kelly.

The team executed a search warrant at the residence on Monday.

“We had a few (heroin) buys from these two before we conducted the search warrant,” Kelly said.

Cox was found to have an active warrant for theft and Estep is on parole. Because of this incident, she is scheduled for a court hearing in regard to her parole status on Thursday.

Estep was previously found guilty of theft and possession of heroin but Athens County Common Pleas Court ordered her to go through 3 years of rehabilitation in November 2011. She was found in violation of the court order in April 2012.

After she was found in violation, the court sentenced her to five years of community control in June 2012.

Estep is being held by the Adult Parole Authority along with Cox at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

The current trafficking case against Cox and Estep will be sent to grand jury for consideration of indictments, according to a release by Kelly.