Deputies make meth arrest; sheriff reports more arrests in unrelated cases

Beth Sergent -


GALLIPOLIS FERRY — A Gallipolis Ferry man has been arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Department deputies for allegedly making methamphetamine.

Roy J. See, 51, was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a clandestine meth laboratory, according to the sheriff’s department. See is also a fugitive from justice from Ohio. The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the fugitive from justice warrant is related to a charge in Ohio for possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs.

See was picked up in a cooperative effort between the sheriff’s department and Mason County Probation Department. Deputies were assisting on a “home check” in regards to See, who is on probation, according to the sheriff’s department.

Upon contacting See at his home, deputies report a “strong chemical odor was present.” In a press release from the sheriff’s department, deputies state “a search of the home revealed all of the necessary components for the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with a small amount of alleged finished product.”

See was transported to the Western Regional Jail, where he remained as of Friday afternoon.

In other unrelated cases, the sheriff’s department also reports the following recent arrests: Lila J. Siders, 30, Point Pleasant, violation of a protective order, arrested by Deputy M. Stewart. Anthony D. Black, 28, Point Pleasant, domestic battery and violation of bond, arrested by Sgt. Varian. Ryan L. Neal, 23, Henderson, DUI-fleeing, arrested by Deputy Veith. Brian J. Higginbotham, 43, Point Pleasant, DUI, arrested by Deputy Waugh. Brandon J. Oliver, 38, Gallipolis Ferry, domestic assault, obstructing/interfering with emergency communication, arrested Cpl. Rhodes. Edwin L. Hines, 54, Point Pleasant, possession of marijuana, obstructing and assault on an officer times two, arrested by Cpt. Peterson. Johnny W. Lawson, 50, Mason, DUI second offense, arrested by Deputy Waugh. Nicholas D. Rollins, 37, Point Pleasant, aggravated DUI, arrested by Deputy Veith. Jacob A. Plants, 20, Letart, driving on revoked for DUI, arrested by Deputy Veith. Roger D. Roush, Jr., 46, Henderson, capias, arrested by Lt. Greene. Willis D. Marr, 25, Mason, DUI and expired MVI, arrested by Cpl. Rhodes. Cheerie Patterson, 54, Gallipolis Ferry, unauthorized use of an access device, arrested by Lt. Greene. Joseph Oldaker, 42, Gallipolis Ferry, unauthorized use of an access device, arrested by Cpt. Peterson. Offie L. Spencer, 78, Leon, driving revoked for DUI, arrested by Sgt. Powell.


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