PICKAWAY – A Wheelersburg man has been sentenced to 7 years in jail after he was caught in Pickaway county with enough methamphetamine to traffic.
According to Pickaway County Sheriff Department, Sergeant Kyle Eveland at 9:04 P.M. stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on US Rte 23 in the area of Mile Post 9 (just north of the 22/56 exit).
Sergeant Eveland made contact with the driver Jayson A. Meenach of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Sergeant Eveland observed criminal indicators by Jayson Meenach and his passengers Jeffrey R. Apel of Wheelersburg, Ohio and Daniell D. Bentley of Portsmouth, Ohio
Sergeant Eveland deployed his K9 Partner Edguy for a free air narcotics search. K9 Edguy alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from within the vehicle.
Deputies Robert Morningstar and Ryan Howard assisted Sergeant Eveland with a probable cause search of the vehicle. Where they located over 7 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, multiple smoking pipes, and a set of scales.
Jayson Meenach, Jeffrey Apel, and Daniell Bentley were transported to the Pickaway County Jail and all charged with Aggravated Trafficking Schedule I Drugs (F-1), and Possession of Schedule I Drugs (F-1). Jeffrey Apel also had an outstanding warrant out of Scioto County for Domestic Violence.
Apel was also later charged with Illegal Conveyance of Drugs into a detention facility when Pickaway county sheriff prisons found illegal drugs on him at the jail that were not counted in the original bust.
Apel faced Pickaway county court system this week and was found guilty of Possession of Schedule I Drugs (F-1), and Illegal Conveyance of Drugs into a detention facility, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. There is no news on the warrant for Domestic Violence at this time.