Police seize drugs on 2nd Avenue

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallipolis police and agents with the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task force arrested a Gallia County man after seizing several items from his residence, including heroin, cash, digital scales and a firearm.

The agencies secured the warrant with help from the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office.

The search warrant was executed at the residence of Ronnie Morris, 66, of 729 Second Ave., Apt. 2 in Gallipolis at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Gallipolis police special response team made entry into the residence and secured the residence for a complete search.

Agents from the task force, with the assistance of the Gallipolis City Police Department, searched the residence and discovered several items including suspected heroin, monies, digital scales and a firearm.

Agents arrested Ronald E. Morris on charges of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth-degree, possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth-degree, and having a weapon while under disability, a felony of the third-degree. Morris is incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail awaiting a court appearance. Additional charges may follow.

The Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commissions Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs Counties was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Gallia and Meigs County Sheriff’s Offices and the Gallipolis and Middleport Police Departments and the Gallia County and Meigs County Prosecutors Offices. The Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission is part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Staff Report