A former major distributor of methamphetamine in and around Indian Lake has been sentenced to prison on drugs and weapons charges.
Zachary Potter, 37, of Lakeview, was sentenced Thursday, March 23, in Logan County Common Pleas Court to more than two years in prison for grand theft of a firearm and possessing weapons under disability, third-degree felonies; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony.
Potter was sentenced to 30 months in all on the three charges. He was originally indicted in April 2022 on a total of six charges that had also included three additional counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs.
The defendant’s indictment was the result of separate arrests that date back to 2021.
The weapons charge originated after he stole a pump shotgun from his mother and sold it for $300. The drug charges were the result of a Logan County Drug Task Force investigation that identified Potter among a trio of suspects that were a large source of methamphetamine being sold in and around the Indian Lake region.
Through their months-long investigation, Task Force members found that the group was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine out of a home on Big Bear Path, in Lakeview.
Potter was credited with 29 days already served and must also pay court costs in the amount of $587 as part of his sentence.