Task force agents and local authorities searched two homes in the 2600 block of Perry Ridge Road where they found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four people were arrested after the Athens County Narcotics Task Force and authorities were notified of suspected drug activity Wednesday.

South East Drug Task Force, Athens District Attorney’s Office and the Ohio Department of Parole were called to two different locations in the 2600 block of Perry Ridge Road on suspicion of drug activity.

At first, task force agents were told there was a man in the home who had an active warrant for his arrest. Two men, 43-year-old Seth Whitley and 41-year-old Steven Dugan were arrested. Dovgan had an active warrant.

According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, when both men were arrested, agents saw drug paraphernalia in the home. The homeowner gave them consent to search, and officials found suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine.

At the second location, another homeowner consented to a search, and authorities found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Linda Monroe, 46, and John Snyder, 54, were arrested at the scene for possession of a controlled substance. Pending BCI lab results, charges may be added for all four individuals.

The suspects were taken to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.

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