Gallipolis man sentenced to 4 years in prison

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — Jaquille Cordell, 20, of Gallipolis, pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in heroin that occurred in March 2016 on Chillicothe Road in Gallipolis.

“On March 6, 2016, officers with the Gallipolis Police Department secured a search warrant for the premises located at 38 Chillicothe Road based upon probable cause of drugs being kept and sold in the residence,” said Gallia Prosecutor Jeff Adkins. “Upon execution of the search warrant, officers located 22 grams of heroin inside a baggie in the kitchen, along with $880 in cash. During questioning, the defendant admitted to selling heroin out of the residence for personal profit.”

Cordell was indicted by the Gallia County grand jury in April 2016. Cordell was sentenced to serve four years in prison and forfeit the $880 to the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.

“This is yet another example of the results of dedicated law enforcement professionals who never let up in their pursuit to rid this community of those persons selling heroin to our children,” Adkins said. “This prison sentence sends a clear message that this will not be tolerated in Gallia County. The seized drug money will be used by local law enforcement and my office to continue our anti-drug initiatives in schools and across the county.”

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