Search locates alleged drugs, paraphernalia


Staff Report



SYRACUSE — The execution of a search warrant at a Syracuse residence has located alleged drugs and drug paraphernalia.

In a news release, Sheriff Keith Wood stated that a search warrant was executed on Friday evening, Feb. 2, at a residence on Second Street, Syracuse.

The warrant was obtained by the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs with the assistance of Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley. The warrant was obtained by the Task Force and the Sheriff’s Office through intelligence and investigations.

Meigs County Deputies and the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs served the search warrant at the residence and one person was detained. Upon completing a search of the residence, alleged pills and drug paraphernalia were seized. The items seized from the search warrant will be sent to the BCI Crime Lab for testing. Once the testing is completed the case will be presented to the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury considerations.

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 Office, the task force was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff Offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Middleport Police Department, the Gallipolis City Police Department and both the Meigs and Gallia County Prosecutor Offices.

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