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Stoutsville Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Drug Trafficking


Stoutsville, OH – Ira Chauler Six, a 45-year-old resident of Winchester South Road, Stoutsville, has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of aggravated trafficking in drugs.

The conviction stems from an incident reported by Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey on October 3, 2023. At 6:54 PM, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the South Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit, conducted a routine traffic stop on a 2010 Black Honda Accord traveling southbound on US 23 near Little Walnut Road. The stop was initiated for a speed violation.

During the traffic stop, authorities deployed a Police K9 from the Major Crimes Unit to conduct a free air narcotics sniff around the vehicle. The K9 alerted officers to the presence of narcotics. Subsequent to the alert, a search of the Honda Accord was conducted, revealing a burnt smoking pipe, a scale, clear plastic baggies, and over 31 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Ira Six was then transported to the Pickaway County Jail, where he faced charges of trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony, and possession of drugs, also a second-degree felony.

Sheriff Hafey expressed gratitude to the South Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit for their collaboration in the investigation. He further noted that Six’s arrest is just one aspect of an ongoing effort to combat drug trafficking within Pickaway County.

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement agencies.

For further information or tips related to this case, individuals are encouraged to contact the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.