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Meigs County Man Shot, Marijuana Found During Suspect’s Arrest

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A Wellston man was reportedly shot in the hand, and the alleged shooter was arrested while allegedly loading a trailer with marijuana, according to authorities.

The Meigs County Sheriff’s office received a call from a man who said he was driving to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital after having “his hand shot off” by a man the alleged victim identified as Tyler Meyers, of Langsville.

The shooting allegedly occurred at a residence on Star Hall Road in Langsville. A female resident told investigators that the shooting occurred in her bedroom after a fight between Meyers and the male victim, according to a news release by the sheriff’s office.

“She stated one of the men had a handgun and the two started struggling over the firearm,” the release stated. “The gun discharged striking (the alleged victim) in the hand.”

Deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence, according to the release.

“It was found that one room of the home had been converted to a grow area for marijuana,” the release stated.

A search warrant was obtained for both the home where the shooting allegedly occurred and Meyers’ residence. Indoor grow equipment, vehicles and a “large sum of cash” were seized in the searched, the sheriff’s office stated.

Deputies went to Meyers’ residence where he and Darrin Johnson, of Vinton, were allegedly attempting to load a box trailer with marijuana and other items, the release stated.

Meyers and Johnston were arrested and transported to the Middleport Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana, tampering with evidence and felonious assault.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Athens located the victim in Athens County and contacted Athens County Emergency Medical Services to transport the victim to OhioHealth O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in the investigation. 

Sheriff Wood states that the investigation is ongoing and believes that more arrest are forthcoming.