SOMERTON — Belmont County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant that lead to an arrest on in Johnson Ridge in Somerton, Ohio.
Gary Mark Henthorn, 50, of Somerton, was arrested on felony charges of trafficking in Methamphetamine, and weapons under disability as well as an active arrest warrant for drug possession out of Belmont County.
Chistopher Parker, 31, of Quaker City, and Sondra Valkovic, 37, of Woodsfield, were also found in the residence and charged with Obstructing Justice. Due to Covid-19 concerns, these two were cited into court.
Deputies seized methamphetamine and around a dozen firearms from the residence.
The Criminal Interdiction Unit had received several complaints about this residence which has been nicknamed as "Meth Mountain" by local citizens.
This is the second drug related search warrant executed at "Meth Mountain" by the Interdiction Unit in less than a year.
The Belmont County Sheriff and the Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office are reviewing evidence and working to ensure that "Meth Mountain" remains closed for business.