Cash and alleged drugs seized during the search warrant execution in Middleport. Task Force Photo.

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest on Drug Charges

MIDDLEPORT, Ohio – One person is in custody following the execution of a search warrant by the Major Crimes Task Force.

According to Middleport Police Chief Mony Wood, on Saturday, December 11, 2021 the task force executed a search warrant at the Brownell Avenue Apartments located at 895 Brownell Avenue in Middleport. Task Force Agents received information that crystal methamphetamine and heroin were being sold from apartment twelve and that a male from Dayton, Ohio was suspected to be the one dealing the drugs. 

“In the early morning hours of December 11 agents were able to obtain probable cause for a search of apartment twelve and forced entry was made into the residence by the Major Crimes Task Force. Upon a search of the residence task force agents located a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and heroin which were hidden inside of the apartment. Taken into custody at the scene was Charles Eugene Parson AKA ‘Cool’, 39, of Dayton. Also taken into custody at the scene was a 16 year old child who was listed as a missing person out of Dayton, Ohio and had been missing for approximately two weeks,” according to the statement.

The 16 year old child was taken into custody awaiting pickup from his legal guardian. Charles Parson was transported to the Middleport Jail where he awaits his arraignment set for Monday, December 13, in Meigs County Court.

Parson is charged with: Possession of Methamphetamine, a felony of the first degree; Trafficking in Methamphetamine, a felony of the first degree; Possession of Heroin, a felony of the first degree; Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the first degree.

Chief Mony Wood stated, “I would like to thank the hard work of our Task Force and our officers for another amazing job of getting drugs off of our streets. We will continue to work together with local agencies and push forward to make our area a better place for our residents. The only way to win this battle on drugs is for everyone to work together.” 

Chief Wood expressed gratitude to the Major Crimes Task Force and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office for their work and assistance on this case.

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.