POMEROY — Two people arrested following a drug investigation were arraigned in Meigs County Court on Thursday afternoon.
Larry Wilson, II, 37, of Detroit, and Miranda Hawley, 19, of Pomeroy, appeared before Judge Steve Story.
Wilson is charged with trafficking in heroin, a felony of the third degree, and having a weapon under disability.
Hawley is charged with complicity to trafficking, a felony of the third degree, and child endangerment.
According to Assistant Prosecutor Amanda Bizub-Franzmann, bond for Wilson was set at $100,000 cash/surety, and bond for Hawley was set at $10,000 with 10 percent permitted.
Both were arrested following an investigation by the Pomeroy Police Department.
Pomeroy Police Chief Mark Proffitt and Patrolman Joe Barnhart stated that approximately $35,000 in cash, suspected heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and other drugs were found in the residence on Butternut Avenue during the execution of a search warrant by the department.
The individuals were arrested without incident. A loaded .45 semi automatic gun was also found at the residence. The Public Children Service Agency was also called, though the report does not indicate children were present at the time of the arrest.
Proffitt stated that the suspected heroin would be sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to determine the exact weight. Some of the suspected drug was packaged for sale according to Proffitt.
He stated that if the substance is determined to be heroin, it is the largest quantity he has seen in his more than 20 years in law enforcement, and is believed to be the largest amount seized in Meigs County.