August 4, 2013
POMEROY — Two people were arrested Sunday morning in what is being described as the largest heroin bust in Meigs County to date.
Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood reports the arrest of Andrew “Luke” Barstow of Pomeroy and Anthony R. Wervey of Middleport, both age 23, for aggravated possession of a controlled substance, a felony of the second degree.
Deputies located the two males, along with Barstow’s two-year-old son, in a vehicle at the 124 Mart gas station along Ohio 7 and Ohio 124 near Pomeroy at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. After a search of the vehicle, 7.5 grams of what was suspected to be black tar heroin was located along with syringes and several suboxone pills. A search was completed of the residence where both males were staying, and additional heroin was found there along with a white powder substance believed to be cocaine with additional syringes.
The street value for the amount of heroin found is reportedly approximately $4,500.
Barstow and Wervey each made their initial appearance in Meigs County Court on Monday morning.
Bond for Wervey was set at $50,000 and bond for Barstow was set at $25,000. Attorney Charles Knight was appointed to represent Wervey and Attorney Trenton Cleland was appointed to represent Barstow.
Barstow is being held in the Meigs County Jail and Wervey in the Middleport Jail.
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Meigs County Department of Jobs and Family Services.
A preliminary hearing for each defendant is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.