Two Cuyahoga Falls men are facing felony drug charges after law enforcement officials arrested them at a Kathron Avenue residence Tuesday afternoon.
Kevin M. Matheny, 23, is charged with trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony; possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; possessing drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor; and drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Joshua M. Swigart, 18, is charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; possessing drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor; and drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Summit County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a Kathron Avenue residence. The search warrant was obtained after police said an investigation showed that Matheny was allegedly trafficking in heroin out of the residence. Along with the search warrant, police also had a signed arrest warrant for Matheny on a charge of trafficking in heroin. Matheny was not initially at the residence, but returned home while police were on scene, according to a police news release. He arrived with Swigart. Upon taking Matheny into custody on the warrant, more narcotics and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle he arrived in, said a police news release. This led to police also issuing charges against Swigart.
Matheny and Swigart were both booked into the Cuyahoga Falls City Jail pending their arraignment in the Stow Municipal Court on Wednesday, Jan. 16.