Green Twp. Gallia County – Gallia County Law Enforcement Officials execute search warrant on hotel: (Sunday 7/14/2013 est. 1:30am)
Gallia County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted by the Officers with the Gallipolis Police Deptartment and Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers arrested 3 people for drug related offenses early Sunday morning at the Budget Inn Hotel on Jackson Pike. Deputies arrested Amanda L. Burns, Ronda L. Jamison, and Eric S. Greer all charged with “Aggravated Possession of drugs schedule I & II”. Deputies who executed the search warrant found heroin and other drug related items in the room occupied by the suspects. The investigation started when the agencies received complaints about drug trafficking occurring from some of the hotel’s rented rooms.
Further charges concerning trafficking in heroin are pending consultation with the Gallia County prosecutor’s Office.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning commended the officers that assisted with multi-agency effort stating that – “The trio (arrestees) participated in an enterprise of corrupt activity making a business of selling heroin out of the hotel. They had separate rooms on separate floors they were storing and selling heroin out of. The amount of foot traffic into and out of the hotel was one indicator of drug sales, along with recent thefts in the area that included car break-ins and burglaries we feel was being done by “addicted purchasers” to get funding to buy heroin from these offenders.” Sheriff Browning added that the investigation into drug trafficking in the area of the hotel will continue by the agencies involved. To report drug and crime activity call our tip line at 740-446-6555.