Putnam deputies seize $132,000, large amounts of drugs from wanted federal fugitive's home
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Unit seized $132,000, 9,000 pills, a firearm and pounds of drugs from a wanted federal fugitive’s home Monday.
Chief Deputy Eric Hayzlett said the unit executed a search warrant on Eric Benjamin Bolton’s residence in Teays Valley after receiving information from the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.
The unit seized $132,000 in U.S. currency, 9,000 oxycodone pills, 232.5 grams of crushed oxycodone pills, 2.1 pounds of cocaine, 15.4 pounds of marijuana and an undisclosed number of firearms.
Bolton, 40, was not at the residence at the time and remains a wanted federal fugitive.
Putnam County arrest warrants have been secured for three counts of possession of narcotics with the intent to deliver, Hayzlett said.
Officers searched for Bolton Tuesday near Hannan High School in Mason County after he eluded authorities in a two-county vehicle pursuit.
Bolton is wanted for violation of his federal supervised release conditions stemming from a 1995 federal narcotic charge.
Bolton is described as a black male who is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-873-0444 or 1-816-267-3230.