Monday, September 16, 2013

Vinton County suspect held on multiple drug charges

Jerry D. Barney
WILKESVILLE – Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice reported that Jerry D. Barney, 55, of Wilkesville was arrested Sept. 10 after a search warrant was executed at his residence on Route 160.

According to Justice, Barney was charged with multiple counts of aggravated drug trafficking and drug possession. The warrant was as part of an ongoing investigation by sheriff’s office, Investigator Ryan Cain and Deputy Richard Hixson.

Several items allegedly related to drug trafficking along with weapons were found. The case will be presented to the next Vinton County Grand Jury by Prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown and additional charges may result from that hearing.

Barney is being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville on a bond of $50,000.

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