On Monday July 3, 2017, while officers were on routine patrol, officers stopped a 2005 Chrysler 300C, for ficticious tags. Upon identifying the driver and passenger, officers were advised that the passenger, Brent Sharrer, age 22, of Glouster, had a warrant from Athens County. The driver, Brendon Whiteford, age 22, of Glouster, consented to a vehicle search.
Officers conducted the search and a large amount of illecit drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash, and miscellaneous items were seized. Items seized by the officers include: 1 baggy including largest chunks of crystal meth, 6 individually wrapped bags of crystal meth, a baggy of marijuana, 2 sets of scales, 2 baggies of miscellaneous prescription medications which is believed to be Xanax and Vicodin, 38 hits of heroin, 1 meth pipe, 3 fixed-blade knives, a police baton, an empty gun holster, over $150 cash, 2 butane lighters, and 3 cellular devices.
Once the officers confiscated the drugs, took the two men into custody, and impounded the vehicle, Prosecutor's Investigators Jay Barrett and Tom McKnight were brought into the investigation. Sharrer and Whiteford were placed in the regional jail on a host of felony charges. The case remains under investigation and will be presented to the Prosecutor's Office for future indictments.