Warrant sweep gathers 7


Staff Report



GALLIA COUNTY — Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has announced that a warrant sweep was conducted by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Gallipolis Police Department, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and the Point Pleasant Police Department, Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of seven individuals.

Taken into custody based on recent indictments handed down by the Gallia County Grand Jury were Brittany Miller, 31, for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, Jennifer R. Richards, 29, Possession of Heroin, Frederick A. Bennett, 50, Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Identification Fraud, Terry R. Waugh, 33, Possession of Heroin, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin and Possession of Heroin, Joey D. Russell, 29, two counts of Endangering Children, Sarita Sheets, 29, Theft, and Nicholas Price, 30, Registered Sex Offender who failed to notify change of address. All of these indictments served are for felony offenses.

“I am thankful for the working relationships that we have with our fellow law enforcement agencies which are proving successful in sending a message that if you violate the law, we will find you and bring you to justice,” said Champlin. “Today’s operation is just another example of how we are taking the fight to criminals to hold them accountable for the offenses they’ve committed against our citizens. I would like to thank Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren and his staff who have worked tirelessly to present these cases to the grand jury so that together we can take these offenders into custody and provide closure to these investigations.”

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