GALLIPOLIS — Three Gallia County men were recently sentenced in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court.
Jeremy Collins, 38, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to five years in prison for his convictions of possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine), and felonious assault.
“As the public may recall, a search warrant was executed on Mr. Collins’ home on March 29, 2017, on Chillicothe Road, Gallipolis, Ohio, where heroin, meth, and scales were recovered,” said Gallia Prosecutor Jason Holdren.
Collins had a pending felonious assault charge at the time of his arrest on the drug charges.
“I am pleased that we were able to quickly secure convictions on the old and new charges and pleased that Judge Margaret Evans sentenced Mr. Collins to prison for his crimes,” Holdren added.
Bobby Mullins, 36, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to 17 months in prison for his recent probation violations.
“Mullins was placed on probation for a prior conviction of theft, whereby he is subject to random drug screening,” Holdren said. “Mr. Mullins was given a drug screen (and) attempted to tamper with the screen, but was caught by Gallia County Common Pleas Court probation staff. Probation is an opportunity to prove yourself to the court, the victim and society. When individuals attempt to cheat the system, they have ruined this opportunity and must be held accountable.”
Jamin Johnson, 32, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his recent conviction of failure to appear.
“Mr. Johnson was under indictment for a separate matter and failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing on March 1, 2017,” said Holdren. “Due to Johnson’s failure to appear and failure to abide by the court’s orders, my office indicted him on this charge. I am pleased that he was quickly convicted and sentenced on this matter.”