Nearly 2.5 Pounds of Meth Seized in Rural Fairfield Operation

Nearly 2.5 Pounds of Meth Seized in Rural Fairfield Operation

WAYNE COUNTY – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office released information regarding a large-scale methamphetamine seizure and the arrest of a 59-year-old Fairfield man, Jesse Owen.

According to Sheriff Chris Otey, deputies obtained a warrant after an investigation led to evidence of a major meth distribution operation in Wayne County. Then late Monday night, deputies along with the Fairfield Police Department executed the search warrant at the rural Fairfield home of Jesse Owen.

The search of the home reportedly revealed 2.4 pounds of suspected meth and more than $12,000 cash.

Sheriff Otey said the street value of the seized meth is over $50,000.

Owen was transported to the Wayne County Jail and on Wednesday was charged with Class X felonies for delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, delivery of more than 100 grams of meth and possession of more than 900 grams of meth.

Bond, in that case, was set at $250,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 27, with the first appearance with Owens’ court-appointed attorney.

Photo Gallery