One charged as part of death investigation

By Sarah Hawley -



POMEROY — One person has been charged as part of the investigation into the death of a 28-year-old on Sunday.

In a news release, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reported that on Sunday, May 20, Deputy Stacy and Sgt. Mohler responded to the Holzer Meigs Emergency Department in reference to a male that was deceased upon arriving to the ER by emergency squad.

The male showed no signs of trauma however an overdose was not ruled out at the time.

Deputies identified the deceased as Morgan D. Reynolds, 28, of Portland, Ohio.

Deputies then learned that the deceased was transported to the Medic 2 building in Racine, Ohio, by vehicle after a friend had suspected an overdose. Deputies Stacy and Mohler then conducted a field interview at the hospital with Reynold’s friend who had initially transported him to the EMS building in Racine.

At this time, search warrants were obtained for multiple vehicles as well as a residence in Racine by the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy B. King, Deputy T. King, Deputy Campbell, and Sgt. Stewart then executed the search warrants and deputies located suspected narcotics as well as drug paraphernalia. Multiple pieces of physical evidence were also recovered from the residence and one of the vehicles.

Deputies arrested Amber N. Will, 31, of Racine, Ohio, and she was charged with corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree. The suspect will be arraigned in the Meigs County Court in the coming days.

Deputies are consulting with Meigs County Prosecutor James K. Stanley about additional charges.

This case is still currently under investigation.


By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.