On July 26, 2022, the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force, along with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, the Adult Parole Authority, and the Nelsonville Police Department conducted a saturation operation in The Plains and Chauncey. This operation targeted
drug trafficking and outstanding warrants.
Sheriff Smith states “Units conducted several knock and talks, as well as traffic enforcement in these areas. Suspected fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana were seized during the operation from multiple individuals.” The items located will be sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations laboratory for testing. Numerous individuals will face criminal charges once the lab results are completed. The following individuals were arrested during the operation.
Larry Sheridan, age 46 – Possession of Drugs, F-4
Ivy Evener, age 23 – Active Warrants
Johnathan Rosser, age 32 – Possession of Drugs, F-5
Ashley Decker, age 37 – Active Warrants
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Major Crimes Task Force would like to give a special thanks to Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller Blackburn, Chief Investigator Jay Barrett, other assisting Investigators from the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief Scott Fitch, K9 Officer Troy Smith, K9 Attila, Officer Tippie with the Nelsonville Police Department, all units with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority and assisting dispatchers with Athens County 911.
The Southeast Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre, Middleport, McConnelsville, Nelsonville and Glouster Police Departments; the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Prosecutor’s Offices; and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal