Bellaire executes search warrant

Bellaire Police along with Belmont County Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 3696 Harrison St this morning. There were 4 males and 3 females in the residence along with a 4 month old child. Five of the occupants in the house were from Cleveland. Taken into custody for possession was Gary Jamill Matthews, age 31 of 9009 Beckman Ave Cleveland, OH. Police will be consulting with Prosecutor Dan Fry about other possible charges. Belmont County Child Services will also be notified due to the child being in the residence. The warrant was the result of police observation and following up on citizen information regarding suspected drug activity. Bellaire Police thank residents for their vigilance regarding suspicious activity. Residents are encouraged to continue to contact Bellaire Police with any information regarding illegal activity. All information is confidential and will be followed up on.