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Drug investigation leads to 7 arrests in Athens County

(WTAP)
Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 10:20 AM EST
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Seven people were arrested on Tuesday after Athens County authorities raided a home in Chauncey.

Sheriff Rodney Smith said the arrests were the result of a lengthy drug-trafficking investigation in which authorities seized suspected crack cocaine, suspected fentanyl, prescription narcotics packaged for sale, drug paraphernalia and nearly $1,000 cash.

Arrested in the raid at 24 4th St. were:

- Matthew W. Willison, 45, of Chauncey - three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Additional charges for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of criminal tools and possession of schedule II narcotics will be sent to a grand jury.

- Heidi L. Thomas, 28, of Chauncey - three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Additional charges will be sent to a grand jury for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of criminal tools and possession of schedule II narcotics. She also had four active warrants from Athens County for two counts of possession of heroin, illegal conveyance and aggravated possession of drugs.

- Holley R. Thomas, 30, of Chauncey - three active warrants from Athens County for theft, receiving stolen property and operating a vehicle under the influence. Additional charges will be sent to a grand jury for aggravated possession of drugs.

- George R. Vandyke, 23, of Chauncey - six active warrants from Athens County for robbery, aggravated possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, identity theft, petty theft and driving under suspension. Additional charges will be sent to a grand jury for aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug abuse instruments.

- Gary L. Kittle, 49, of Chauncey, - an active warrant from Athens County for criminal damaging. Additional charges are being sent to a grand jury for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.

- David L. Willison Sr., 44, of Chauncey – held on Adult Parole Authority probation violations. Additional charges will be sent to a grand jury for aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, permitting drug abuse and possession of criminal tools.

- Joshua K. Schall, 34, of Guysville - held on Adult Parole Authority probation violations. Additional charges will be sent to a grand jury for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.

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