-January 13th, 2017-
Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Major Crimes Task Force, the Gallipolis City Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Jason Holdren, Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney, executed a search warrant at a residence on Midway Road in Bidwell, Ohio, on January 13, 2017. Seized in the search was $750 in cash, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and two stolen motorcycles. Sheriff Champlin also stated that four individuals were taken into custody as a result of the search warrant, all of the individuals had active warrants for their arrest.
“This is exactly the type of scum that is giving Southeastern Ohio a bad reputation, “stated Champlin. “These types of individuals are ruining our neighborhoods; they are selling drugs in our back yards and stealing from everyone and guess what, everyone has had enough.”
Champlin praised the cooperation between the agencies involved. “It is this type of teamwork that is going to make a difference,” commented Champlin. “It is encouraging to see how the law enforcement agencies in our area are coming together to weed out the criminal element that has plagued our communities.”
The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs is a state task force under the jurisdiction the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission which is part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the task force was formed in September 2013. The task force is formed by the Gallia and Meigs County Sheriff’s