POMEROY, Ohio – A West Virginia man has been sentenced for attempting to sell “heroin” in Meigs County, Ohio.

According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley, on December 10, 2018, Rufus Wright, III, 28, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, was convicted of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a felony of the second degree. 

During July 2017, in Meigs County, Wright engaged in one sale of purported heroin, which was actually 0.231 grams of methamphetamine, and three sales of purported heroin, which tested negative for heroin and were found to be counterfeit controlled substances.  Total sales exceeded $1,000.  Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow sentenced Wright to four years in prison.  Stanley thanks the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force for investigating this case.

“Law enforcement works tirelessly to get traffickers off the street, and we all appreciate their efforts,” Stanley said.  “My office will continue to prosecute these dealers and the court will continue to send them to prison, even the ones selling fake drugs.”