May 29, 2024

Willie Causey

Two Men Arrested Following Traffic Stop

POMEROY, Ohio – Two men have been arrested following traffic stop.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Scott Fitch, on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 agents with the Major Crimes Task Force and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office conducted an interdiction operation in the area of State Route 7 and US-33 in Meigs County. Agents with the Task Force spotted a vehicle
in the area matching that of a known drug trafficker and had received information prior confirming that the individual in the vehicle was in route back to Meigs County with a shipment of heroin. Task Force Agents confirmed the vehicle.

Agents notified Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies Marty Hutton and Josh Golsby of its whereabouts. According to Sheriff Fitch, probable cause was obtained for a traffic stop on the vehicle. It was noted that the driver of the vehicle was suspended.

A wrecker was called to impound the vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted. Located in the center console of the vehicle inside of a cookie box was approximately two ounces of suspected heroin contained in two plastic
baggies.

Deputies arrested the driver, Willie Causey, 40, of Middleport for Possession of Heroin and Trafficking in Heroin, both felonies of the second degree.

The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Zackery Stobart, 26, of Middleport. Stobart was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Meigs
County Common Pleas Court.

Both subjects were transported to jail awaiting court appearances.

“This is the result of taking a pro-active approach to combating the amount of drugs coming into our county,” stated Sheriff Scott Fitch. “We will continue to work hard taking drugs off the streets to make Meigs County a safer place for all of our residents.”

Fitch also praised the hard work of the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force and the Deputies at the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. The Southeast Major Crimes Task Force is part of the Ohio Attorney Generals Office Organized Crime Investigations Commission and is comprised of representatives of the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre, Middleport, McConnelsville, Nelsonville, and Glouster Police Departments; the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Prosecutor’s Offices; and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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