Child Present in Home with Alleged Drugs, Two Adults in Custody

Two people have been taking into custody following the execution of search warrant in Pomeroy. A child was in the residence where alleged drugs were discovered.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, in the late night-time hours of Tuesday, February 15, the Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at 114 Peacock Avenue in the Village of Pomeroy. The search warrant for the residence came “after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking of both heroin and crystal methamphetamine,” according to the statement.

Entry was made into the residence by the Major Crimes Task Force with the assistance of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and multiple subjects were detained at that time. According to Sheriff Wood’s statement, upon searching the residence Task Force Agents located a large quantity of heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and cash as well as drug paraphernalia, digital scales, plastic baggies, syringes, and other drug abuse instruments.

Taken into custody at the scene were Kimberly D. Haley, 43, of Pomeroy and Cory W. Stewart, 40, also of Pomeroy. Both Haley and Stewart share the same charges of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the second degree; Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the second degree; Possession of Methamphetamine, felony of the fifth degree, and Trafficking in Methamphetamine, a felony of the fifth degree. Both subjects were transported to the Middleport Jail where they remain incarcerated awaiting their arraignment in Meigs County Court.

Law enforcement also noted that a six-year-old child was also found to be inside of the residence at the time of the search warrant. The child was released to a family member from the scene and the Task Force is currently following up with Meigs County Children’s Services regarding the welfare of the child.

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

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.