Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney, Jason D. Holdren, announces that Joshua T. Morgan, age 28, of Dayton, Ohio, was recently convicted of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs in an amount equal to or exceeding 100 times bulk amount (specifically 449.6 grams of Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree. Morgan was sentenced to prison by Gallia County Common Pleas Court Judge Margaret Evans for a minimum mandatory period of 11 years and a maximum period of 16.5 years. Upon his release from prison, Morgan will be placed on post release control by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for 2-5 years.
On January 18, 2022, Morgan was pulled over for multiple traffic infractions as he turned onto SR 850 from US 35 by Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. During the traffic stop, Morgan informed Troopers that there was marijuana in the vehicle. Upon a search of the vehicle, a vacuum sealed bag containing 449.6 grams of Methamphetamine was located along with two jars containing hash, a small amount of cocaine, a plastic bag containing marijuana, and a handgun.
Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren thanks the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their efforts in this case and the removal of a large quantity of drugs from our county.