MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs serve a search warrant in Syracuse, Ohio and reportedly find drugs and paraphernalia.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, a search warrant was executed on Friday evening, Feb. 2, 2018 at the residence of Christopher Tucker and Ashley Hamilton located on Second Street in the Village of Syracuse. The warrant was obtained by the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs with the assistance of Meigs County Posecuting Attorney James Stanley. The warrant was a result of cooperative efforts of the Task Force and the Sheriff’s Office through intelligence and investigations.

Meigs County Deputies and the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs served the search warrant and detained one person. Upon completing a search of the residence, pills and drug paraphernalia were seized. The items seized from the search warrant will be sent to the BCI Crime Lab for testing. Once the testing is completed the case will be presented to the Meigs County Prosecutors Office for Grand Jury considerations. Further information was not available as of publication.

The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs is a state task force under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission which is part of the Ohio Attorney General Office, the task force was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff Offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Middleport Police Department, the Gallipolis City Police Department and both the Meigs and Gallia County Prosecutor Offices.