Search Warrant Nets Arrest on Alleged Drug Activity

Search Warrant Nets Arrest on Alleged Drug Activity

LETART TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Major Crimes Task Force has executed another search warrant leading to an arrest on alleged drug activity.

According to a statement from Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood, in the early morning hours of Friday, October 29, 2021 the Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at residence on Bucktown Road in Letart Township after an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking at the residence. The Major Crimes Task Force previously executed a search warrant at the same residence on August 15, 2021 however, according to law enforcement, drug trafficking has continued at the residence.

The execution of the search warrant was conducted by the Major Crimes Task Force, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office SRT. Once entry was made into the residence Task Force Agents reportedly located “a large amount of heroin, crack cocaine, prescription drugs, cash, and drug paraphernalia.”

Arrested at the scene was Donnil “Half Pint” Groce, 40, of Dayton who was also known as “D”. Groce was transported to the Middleport Jail awaiting his arraignment in Meigs County Court on charges of Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the second degree and Possession of Drugs, also a felony of the second degree.

“We ship one out, they move another in,” stated Sheriff Wood. “This particular group of drug dealers from Dayton, Ohio does not seem to comprehend things very well. If you continue moving your dealers into our county, then we will continue moving them to prison. Stop coming to this area to sling your poison, you will not like the end result.”

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 Office’s.

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