Two Arrested Following Condor Street Task Force Investigation
POMEROY, Ohio – Two people are in custody following the execution of a search warrant on Condor Street in Pomeroy.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 the Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant on Condor Street in Pomeroy.
“The search warrant came after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking coming from the residence. While Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force were in the process of obtaining a search warrant for the residence, information was received that the suspects had left the residence on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Officers with the Pomeroy Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle on Main Street in Pomeroy at which time the driver pulled over and let the back passenger off of the motorcycle before taking off at a high rate of speed. Pomeroy PD Officers and Task Force Agents pursued the suspect who ultimately crashed the motorcycle at the intersection of Butternut Avenue and Main Street in the Village of Pomeroy,” according to the statement from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood.
The male driver was identified as Justin R Little, 31, of Pomeroy. Little was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 200 grams of methamphetamine as well as a large quantity of heroin. Little was also in possession of a firearm and was wanted on multiple warrants out of Meigs County Common Pleas Court. The female passenger on the motorcycle was identified as Rochelle L Gloeckner, 34, of Pomeroy. Gloeckner was taken into custody by Task Force Agents shortly after fleeing the area on foot after being dropped off by Justin Little prior to the vehicle pursuit. Gloeckner was found to have arrest warrants out of Indiana as well as Ohio.
Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force then proceeded to execute the search warrant at the home on Condor Street which was the residence of Justin Little and Rochelle Gloeckner. After searching the residence Task Force Agents reportedly located crystal methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs. Also located at the residence were digital scales, baggies, syringes, drug paraphernalia, cash and an additional firearm.
“The Major Crimes Task Force continues to make these arrests and I’m not sure what the drug dealers are not understanding about our message as it has been made very clear” Stated Sheriff Wood. “We will not stand down and allow you to traffic drugs in Meigs County. If you continue to push this poison in our community we are coming for you, next.”
Sheriff Wood would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this case: The Pomeroy Police Department, the Middleport Police Department, The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, The Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office, Meigs County EMS, and the Pomeroy Fire Department.
The Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe and Meigs Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of Post 84 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; Washington, Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Meigs County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre, Middleport and McConnelsville Police Departments; and the Washington, Morgan, Noble and Meigs County Prosecutor’s Offices.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.