POMEROY, Ohio – A man has been convicted and sentenced for trafficking heroin in Meigs County, Ohio on Nov. 13, 2017.
According to a statement from Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley, Inielsis Guillot Isaac, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, was convicted of one count of each Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin) and Possession of Drugs (Heroin), both felonies of the first degree.
Isaac appeared before Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow. Judge Crow found Isaac to be a major drug offender and sentenced Isaac to the mandatory maximum sentence of eleven years in prison, a $20,000 fine, three-year driver’s license suspension, and a firearms prohibition. Isaac is also subject to five years of post-release control once he is released from prison. The sentence for each offense merged pursuant to Ohio law.
On June 17, 2017, law enforcement stopped Isaac’s vehicle for two traffic violations. A subsequent search of Isaac’s vehicle revealed a package containing 4.45 pounds or 2.01 kilograms of heroin. Isaac admitted to traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina to pick up the package with the intent of transporting the package to Columbus, Ohio. Two-thousand grams of heroin in Meigs County has an estimated street value of between $480,000 and $800,000, depending upon whether it is sold by the gram or the tenth-gram. The value could be many times that amount depending upon how many times the heroin is cut.
Stanley expressed gratitude to law enforcement for removing that heroin from the streets and preventing it from being used to contribute to the drug epidemic and drug overdoses not only in Meigs County but throughout the State of Ohio and possibly beyond. Stanley also thanked the Ravenswood, West Virginia Police Department, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force, and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their investigation of this matter.
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