Busy Night for Meigs Deputies Nets Four Drug Arrests

By
Krista Frost

Dateline
Updated Fri, Sep 27, 2013 4:09 pm

It was a busy night for the Meigs County Sheriff's Department as three separate drug investigations resulted in four arrests Thursday night.

The first were made at the Old Town Creek Wildlife Area where a meth lab was located in a car stopped by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Meigs County sheriff's deputies arrested Patricia McFall of Portland, Ohio and Whitney Laughlin of Ravenswood, WV on various drug charges.

The second arrest came as deputies stopped a car believed to have been involved in a breaking and entering. 

While it was determined the vehicle was not the one in question, a search of the car turned up drugs and a loaded hand gun.

The driver, Leslie Storms of Pomeroy was take to Gallia County to face an unrelated felony warrant there. 

She is expected to face drug charges in Meigs County. 

Also arrested in that same traffic stop was Zachary Matthew of Gallipolis for possession of drug-abuse instruments.

And a third drug investigation by Meigs deputies turned up more materials used in the manufacture of meth. 

That discovery was made at the Old Ft. Meigs campground.

No one has been arrested but the investigation continues.

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