Task Force Investigation Results in Search Warrant Execution

POMEROY, Ohio – An investigation has led to search warrant execution and suspected drug discovery.

According to a statement from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, a search warrant was executed on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at approximately 1 p.m. on a residence located on Stewart Hollow Road, in Salisbury Township. Sheriff Wood stated that Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia – Meigs secured a search warrant for the residence with the assistance of Meigs County Prosecutor James Stanley. The case originated through an investigation by the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia – Meigs and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the search officers seized suspected methamphetamines along with digital scales, cell phones and a firearm.

Charges are pending on the male subject who resides at the residence and once the case is completed, charges will be discussed with the Meigs County Prosecutors Office. Due to the ongoing investigation, the name of the male subject has not yet been released.

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’s Office.  The task force was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff’s Offices, the Gallipolis City Police Department, the Middleport Police Department and both the Meigs and Gallia County Prosecutor’s Offices.