CANAAN TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - Three career criminals have been charged with stealing large quantities of meat in Wayne County.
Last Friday, a Canaan Township business reported that over 850 pounds of beef was stolen during a burglary.
Sheriffs turned to social media for help tracking down the suspects, and within 15 minutes of posting to Facebook, pertinent information was received.
A search warrant was served at a home on Canaan Center Road. While searching the home, the deputies discovered a large quantity of meat inside of two bathtubs in the home. The meat was covered with snow to help keep it cool. Additional meat was found in the refrigerator and yet more in trash bags filled with snow.
James Malone, 36, Penny Malone, 41, and Tyler Chrostowski, 24, were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property.
19 Action News has learned all three suspects have lengthy criminal records and are no strangers to the Wayne County justice system.
The meat that was recovered is valued at over $9,000.
In addition to the meat that was recovered, the deputies also discovered marijuana and a ledger containing the names and phone numbers of individuals who purchased meat from the trio of criminals.
Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.
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