May 28, 2024

Meigs County resident arrested in Gallipolis following alleged drug activity

A search warrant at this Gallipolis residence resulted in two individuals being taken into custody. Submitted photo.

A search warrant at this Gallipolis residence resulted in two individuals being taken into custody. Submitted photo.
A search warrant at this Gallipolis residence resulted in two individuals being taken into custody. Submitted photo.

GALLIPOLIS – A Meigs County resident has been arrested in Gallipolis following an investigation by the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties.

According to Sheriff Joseph Browning, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office secured a search warrant for 297 East Bethel Church Road Gallipolis, Ohio. The search warrant was executed over the weekend on May 29, 2016. The search warrant was obtained through intelligence and investigations according to Sherrif Browning.

After securing the residence, agents from the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commissions Major Crime Task Force of Gallia-Meigs along with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office completed a search of the residence. According to officers, they seized illegal narcotics, along with drug paraphernalia and $3,994.00 in cash from the residence.

Arrested at the residence and allegedly involved were Michael D. Clay, 29, of Meigs County and Jenna Christy of Gallia County. Both also had outstanding warrants and were taken into custody regarding those warrants.

Once the case is completed, the Gallia County Prosecutors Office will be presented with the case for Grand Jury considerations. Other suspect information will also be presented to the prosecutor.

Anyone with information regarding drug activity in Gallia County should call the tip line at (740) 446-6555.
The Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs Counties was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Gallia and Meigs County Sheriff’s Offices and the Gallipolis and Middleport Police Departments, The Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission is part of the Ohio Attorney General Office.