Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren announces that Jose Miguel Myers, age 25, of Charleston, West Virginia, was convicted by a Gallia County jury yesterday, February 28, 2023. Following a one-day jury trial, guilty verdicts were returned for Possession of a Fentanyl Related Compound and Trafficking in a Fentanyl Related Compound, both felonies of the second degree (17.7302 grams). After deliberating for only 13 minutes, a Gallia County jury returned guilty verdicts on both counts at 10:24 p.m. Myers faces a maximum indeterminate sentence range of 8 – 12 years in prison. The State will be seeking the maximum sentence.

Myers is scheduled to be sentenced in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court by Judge Margaret Evans on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 8:30 a.m.

The State of Ohio was represented by Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jeremy Fisher, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Emily VanSickle. The Defendant was represented by Attorney Patrick Mulligan. The Prosecutor’s Office commends Ohio State Patrol Trooper Matthew Atwood on his professionalism in investigating this matter and his dedication to safeguarding our community.