Richard G. White

Richard G. White

SOMERSET — The Perry County Sheriff’s Office released information regarding an arrest of a male suspect from the Village of Somerset.

The information was released on Wednesday, June 17, during the evening. The arrest involved Richard G. White, a 39-year-old male from Somerset, who was suspected of drug trafficking.

During the evening hours of June 16, the Perry County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Central Ohio Drug Enforcement (CODE) Task Force agents conducted a search warrant at 7798 Wesley Chapel Road in the Village of Somerset.

As a result of the search warrant, law enforcement officials and detectives seized “bulk quantities” of heroin and methamphetamine. Law enforcement also found an undisclosed amount of United States currency.

According to the Ohio Revised Code chapter 2925(D)(1), a bulk amount of a controlled substance could mean various things. The revised code states that any combination or substance classified as a Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III over a certain weight amount.

Along with the discovered illicit drugs and currency, law enforcement also located an assault rifle as well as drug packaging and manufacturing supplies.

White was arrested on felony drug and weapon charges. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office stated that White is being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

According to the jail facility located in Nelsonville, White has three statute codes filed against him. The three statutes include manufacturing of drugs, weapon under disability, a felony, and trafficking in drugs.

White’s bond was denied on all three of the statute codes. His next court date was set for June 18, Thursday, at the Perry County Courthouse located in the Village of New Lexington.

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