HARRISONVILLE — Two people were arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a residence near Harrisonville Thursday night.
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, he and sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 34753 Ohio 143.
Jerry E. Gilkey, Sr., 41, and Amgela M. Hykes, 36, were both arrested at the scene and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Gilkey was also charged with having a firearm while under disability.
“I am proud of our deputies and the job they are doing,” said Wood. “Going into these types of activities puts our fine men and women in very dangerous situations. But, with their dedication and your (citizens) help we can make a difference in protecting our community.”
“I am committed to working with you to make sure our families can grow up in a safe environment,” Wood stated of the continued effort to help clean up the drug problem in Meigs County.
This is the second meth lab investigation handled by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office this year.