According to reports on Wednesday by Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force and Middleport Police Department led a warrant and indictment round-up.
Wood said his deputies in conjunction with task force agents and officers from Middleport effectively arrested nine people on felony arrest warrants out of the Meigs County Common Pleas Court.
Those arrested during the sweep were Harley McDonald, Gerald Mohler, David Terman, Cynthia Klein, Matt Myers, Carl Smith Jr., Denise Hilt, Matthew Older, and Stephen Pierce. All subjects were processed and brought before Judge I. Carson Crow where they were arraigned with the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office being present too.
In a separate operation on Thursday, Deputy Campbell, Deputy Sizemore and Sgt. Stewart conducted numerous traffic stops concerning drug activity. Deputies seized around 10 grams of narcotics including but not limited to methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.
Wood reported that multiple arrests were made in regard to the interdiction stops.
The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs is a state task force under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, which is part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The task force was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff’s Offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Middleport Police Department, the Gallipolis Police Department and both the Meigs and Gallia County Prosecutor’s Offices.