Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney, Jason D. Holdren, announces that today Erica S. Mix, age 27, of Columbus, Ohio, was convicted of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the first degree.
On May 4, 2018, Mix was stopped by Trooper Kuehne of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for illegal window tint, tinted license plate, and a marked lanes violation. Thereafter, Rio Grande Police Chief and K9 handler, Josh Davies, responded to the scene. K9 Smilla made a positive indication to the presence of narcotics and ultimately 439.5 grams of methamphetamine was located within the vehicle. Mix was arrested at the scene. “I want to thank our officers for their diligent efforts in ridding our community of illegal drugs and those that look to bring narcotics into our county,” stated Holdren. “This case shows the great collaboration between agencies to achieve a common goal – a drug free Gallia County.”
Mix is scheduled to be sentenced in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court by Judge Margaret Evans on August 9, 2018.