MJET search in Taylor County ends in arrests

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Two suspects face charges after the Multi-Jurisdictional Entry Team (MJET) was deployed Monday to Taylor County to assist with a search warrant.

The search occurred on the 500 block of West Ohio Street in Lenox.

Jonathan Junez of Lenox was taking into custody at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 on the charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver - more than five grams of methamphetamine.

Antonio Munoz, 37, of Lenox, was taken into custody at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 on a Taylor County warrant for the charge of domestic abuse causing injury or mental illness first offense. He was additionally charged with a controlled substance violation and control of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon.

The domestic abuse incident occurred June 28, 2020, when he struck the victim on the left side of her face with a closed fist during a verbal argument. Law enforcement observed redness and swelling around the victim’s left eye where she was struck. According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Munoz and the victim had been in a romantic relationship approximately a year and resided together.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, during the search, a liquid substance that contained a detectable amount of methamphetamine was located. The substance weighted approximately 20.5 grams. Also located was paraphernalia and a firearm.

Investigation prior to the search warrant corroborated Munoz was known to be involved in the distribution of narcotics. The check on Munoz’s history also showed he is a convicted felon prohibited from owning firearms.

Both Munoz and Junez are being held in the Taylor County Jail on no bond pending an initial appearance before a magistrate.

Members of the Creston Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office and Afton Police Department served on MJET. They were assisted by Taylor, Ringgold and Adams counties.