Search Warrant Execution Leads to Alleged Drugs, Stolen Items Found
LONG BOTTOM, Ohio – Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that on Monday, October 26, 2020 deputies with his office executed a search warrant at 36608 and 36612 School House Road in Long Bottom and were assisted by the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Sgt. Frank Stewart received information regarding a stolen industrial pressure washer and a stolen Kubota generatorbeing on the property at the said addresses. Additional information was received that there was a large amount of marijuana also on the premises. On October 25, 2020 probable cause was obtained for a search warrant after verification was received that the industrial pressure washer was found to be on the southeast corner of the property. Upon execution of the search warrant deputies located an indoor marijuana growing operation at 36608 School House Road. Deputies seized approximately (100) one-hundred pounds of marijuana from the residence and an enclosed trailer sitting just outside of the residence.
Also seized from the property was the stolen Kubota generator, the stolen industrial pressure washer, a stolen Craftsman air compressor, a stolenfirearm, and six (6) additional firearms. Sheriff Wood further stated that a Harley Davidson Motorcycle was also seized during the search warrant due to having the vehicle identification number removed from the motorcycle.
Arrested at the scene was David J. Cline, 49, of Long Bottom. Cline was just sentenced on the morning of October 26 in the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas as the result of a search warrant executed at the residence last year where he received five (5) years of Community Control. Prosecutor James K. Stanley’s office filed a violation of Community Control against Cline after learning of the search warrant later in the afternoon.
“I don’t know how many more times I have to say it. We are not putting up with thieves and drug dealers in Meigs County, not on my watch”. Stated Sheriff Keith Wood. “If you’re out there and you’re dealing drugs or stealing from the hard-working folks of this county, you will be caught and charged for your actions. My Deputies, the Task Force, and our friends at the Highway Patrol work far too hard for anyone to think that they can prey upon the innocent in our wonderful county and get by with it. I hope this is a lesson learned the hard way for Mr. Cline, straighten up, or take your crimes elsewhere”.