Heroin Bust

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports The Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission’s Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia & Meigs Counties along with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office initiated a search warrant at 303 Fifth Street in Racine last month in which Task Force Agents seized 45.8 grams of Heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The search warrant goes along with a lengthy investigation by Task Force Agents into Meigs County’s largest Heroin trafficking arrest in history. The Meigs County Grand Jury returned Indictments on Jacques Daboni, age 23, of Columbus, Ohio, Chad Diddle, age 41, Amber Duffy, age 30, and Theodore Brown, age 23, all of Racine.  Charges from the lengthy investigation range from Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Trafficking in Heroin & Possession of Heroin.

The local major crimes task force is a part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Organized Crime Investigations Commission which was formed in September 2013 which consists of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Middleport Police Department, Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the Gallipolis City Police Department along with the Meigs County and the Gallia County Prosecutor Offices.

Sheriff Wood stated that the Task Force has been very successful  in combating the drug problems in Meigs and Gallia counties. Sheriff said that he will continue to fight this for a safer community.


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On Saturday November 8th at 10am, The Meigs County Sheriff's Office will be selling vehicles at public auction. The sale will be conducted behind the old Veterans Hospital on Mulberry Hgts in Pomeroy. If You have any questions on the location please contact the Sheriff's Office at 740-992-3371.

The fallowing is a list of vehicles that will be sold at the auction:

1) 2007 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: 185,401 Vehicle starts and drives

2) 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: 167,942 Vehicle starts and drives

3) 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: 178,899 Vehicle starts and drives

4) 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: Over 155000 Vehicle starts and drives

5) 1999 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 Z71 Mileage: 120,392 Running but has Dead Battery

6) 2001 Jeep Cherokee Mileage: 142,576 Vehicle starts and drives 4x4

7) 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: 167,513 Vehicle starts and drives

8) 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: 183,423 Vehicle starts and drives

9) 2009 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: 184,468 Vehicle starts and drives

10) 2007 Dodge Caravan Mileage: 74,281 Running and is in Great Condition Minimum bid $2000

11) 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: Unknown Blown Engine

12) 2002 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: Unknown Parts Car

13) 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: Unknown Parts Car

14) 2009 Ford Crown Victoria Mileage: Unknown Parts Car

15) Misc. Center Console's

16) Misc. Vehicle Partitions

Trick or Treat Safety & Times

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Trick or Treat is fun! It's a great time to dress up and a great time to spend time with family and friends. However, you should take some precautions to ensure that you and your family/friends remain safe on Halloween. If you follow the "Safe Halloween" model, you are sure to have the most fun and safest possible Halloween. 

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Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

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Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

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Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

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Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.

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Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. 

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Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

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Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

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Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

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Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

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Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

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Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.


Halloween Times by Location

Pomeroy: October 30, 2014 6:30pm-7:30pm

Syracuse: October 31, 2014 6pm-7:30pm

Racine: October 30, 2014 6pm-7pm

Middleport: October 30, 2014 6pm-7pm