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Federal grand jury indicts 2 men for trafficking meth, other drugs

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Jan 29, 2021

CLEVELAND — Two men from Kirtland are facing a slew of federal charges for drug trafficking and illegal possession of multiple firearms.

According to U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan, the suspects, Ernest Corrigan, 57, and Andrew Householder, 43, are charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and oxycodone and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Corrigan is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

An investigation into the matter was started in June 2020 when officers put the two men under surveillance and made several controlled drug buys at their home, authorities said.

On Dec. 30, police executed a search warrant at the residence and seized heroin, cocaine, oxycodone and more than a kilogram of meth, the attorney’s office said. Police also discovered a meth lab inside the home and a press allegedly used to make fake Adderall pills that contained meth.

Additionally, 16 guns—ranging from rifles to shotguns and handguns were also seized, as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition.

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