POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Deputies broke up a large party with alleged underage drinking and drug use in Meigs County over the weekend.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, on Saturday, May 21, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m., his office received complaints about a large party allegedly at a residence on Cone Road in Columbia township. Information received by dispatch was about 40-50 vehicles were parked on the road, next to the road and in fields with beer cans lying all over the place.
Deputies arrived at the residence to find approximately one hundred (100) teenagers and young adults present with underage drinking as well as drug usage occurring. According to Sheriff Wood, several party goers ran on officers into the wooded area around the residence. Inside the residence more teenagers were located as well as one underage female who had to be transported by squad to a local hospital. During the time officers were there, most of those who ran into the wooded area came back out to the officers. Most of the teenagers and young adults were from other counties such as Hocking and Franklin counties according to a statement from Sheriff Wood.
Assistance was requested from other agencies and the Ohio State Patrol, the Ohio Investigative Unit, Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, McAthur Police Department, Syracuse Police Department and the Middleport Police Department responded to assist.
The owner of the residence, Mindy Grady, 36, and her 18-year-old son, Dominick, were at the residence and transported to the sheriff’s office but later released pending charges being filed by the Ohio Investigative Unit, who is also filing charges on all persons who were drinking under the age of 21.
All of the teenagers who were under 21 years old that had been drinking as well as all who were under the age of 18 years old, were turned over to their parent or guardian at the scene or at the sheriff’s office.
Officers had several vehicles that were parked on the roadway towed from that location and impounded.
The case is still under investigation.