Safford School Rd. Search Warrant

Office of the Sheriff
Gallia County

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Champlin, Gallia County Sheriff
Office: (740)446-1221

Deputies Seize Narcotics, Weapons and Cash

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released a statement in regards to a search warrant which was conducted on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in the early afternoon hours on Safford School Road in Green Township.  Sheriff Champlin states “based upon information which was cultivated by our road patrol division, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office received and conducted a search warrant at a residence on Safford School Road. As a result of the search and subsequent investigation, one male has been taken into custody and will be charged with the trafficking and possession of methamphetamine. That individual is identified as Thomas C. Patrick, age 50, of Gallipolis, Ohio. As a result of the search of the residence, a very large quantity of what is suspected to be crystal methamphetamine, as well as additional narcotics were seized from the residence. Those narcotics have been transported to the Ohio Attorney General's Crime Lab in London, Ohio for testing. In addition to the narcotics which were seized, a large quantity of firearms were seized as well. Several of those firearms have already been confirmed through our investigation as stolen. Furthermore, over $13,000 in cash was seized from the residence which is believed to be proceeds of drug trafficking.”

Sheriff Champlin further states “We are currently furthering this investigation and consulting with Prosecutor Jason Holdren regarding additional charges. This investigation is just one more example of the continued level of professionalism and commitment that you can expect from your Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.”

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