July 21, 2024

One Man Arrested Following Search Warrant Execution

POMEROY, Ohio – One man has been arrested following the execution of a search warrant in the Albany area.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, a search warrant was obtained by the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia–Meigs after a joint investigation with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. Task Force Agents were assisted by Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley in preparing the search warrant. 

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 20, Sheriff Wood, task force agents, deputies of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and the officers of the Middleport Police Department served the warrant at a residence on Township Road 1010, Albany, Ohio. Wood stated as officers breached a door, they were met by a male subject pointing a firearm at the officers. The male was taken into custody after being ordered to drop the firearm and eight othersubjects were detained until the search warrant was completed.

Task Force Agents seized methamphetamines, a firearm, and digital scales from the residence during the search of the premises.

Arrested was Adrian Wade Jr., 36, of Albany, Ohio on Aggravated Menacing charges, a felony of the fifth degree, for pointing a loaded firearm at officers as the warrant was being served. Wood stated that once the investigation is completed task force agents will consult with Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley for additional charges on Adrian Wade Jr. and several other subjects that were at the residence during the search warrant.

The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs is a state task force under the jurisdiction 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.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.