BIDWELL — Deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office have recently arrested a suspect in a robbery that occurred Wednesday at a business in Bidwell.
Arrested as a result of the investigation, was Joseph Hannah, 34, of Bidwell, on a charge of robbery, a felony in the State of Ohio and Paul C. Reynolds, 60, of Gallipolis for cultivation of marijuana.
Gallia Sheriff Matt Champlin stated that while investigating leads on the robbery, deputies located an alleged marijuana growing operation at a residence in the Bidwell area.
“We continue to see how crimes of theft and violence are closely tied to drug use and addiction,” said Champlin. “We have to take a zero tolerance to illegal drug use if we ever want to see our neighborhoods safe again.”