Gallipolis Police Chief Jeff Boyer released information about a search warrant that was served just before midnight on February 24th 2018. The warrant was obtained through investigations by the Gallipolis Police Department and the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs with the assistance of Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren.

The search warrant was served by the Gallipolis City Police Department and the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs at a residence in the 1,000 block of Second Avenue in Gallipolis.  After securing the residence officers completed a search of the premises. Several items of alleged contraband were seized which included crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, suboxone and digital scales.

Task Force Agents arrested Richard E. Henderson, age 48, Gallipolis on a bond violation through Gallia County Common Pleas Court where his bond was revoked. Henderson is currently incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail.

The case will be presented to the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office for future grand jury consideration.

The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs is a state task force under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission which is part of the Ohio Attorney General Office, the task force was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Gallia and Meigs County Sheriff Offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Gallipolis City Police Department, the Middleport Police Department and both the Meigs and Gallia County Prosecutor Offices.