Rocky Fork Enterprise

Gahanna woman busted for drug trafficking


A Gahanna woman was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs within a school zone at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at her Diven Court residence.

The Gahanna Division of Police’s SWAT team executed a search warrant and arrested Sherri A. Woods for aggravated trafficking in drugs within a school zone and bulk amount, a second-degree felony.

The warrants were the result of an eight-month investigation into numerous complaints indicative of drug trafficking reported from Woods’ residence, 319 Diven Court, according to police.

Through the course of the investigation, narcotics detectives learned Woods had possessed a valid prescription for oxycodone pills and the majority of those pills were sold for profit.

Under Ohio law, if convicted, Woods will receive mandatory jail time because the drug trafficking occurred within 1,000 feet of a school.

The minimum sentence Woods could receive is two years, with a maximum is eight years.

In addition to complaints that Woods was trafficking drugs, Gahanna police responded to several other calls at her residence.

As recent as Dec. 3, officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call by Woods.

She alleged that an individual had entered her home and pointed a gun at her.

Woods said she believed it to be a joke and attempted to grab the gun from the suspect, but he then struck her with the butt of the firearm. No charges have been filed in that case.

On Sept. 13, suspicious vehicles were reported in the area.

Officers also responded to a loud-noise complaint coming from Woods’ residence April 30.

She also reported her car was stolen March 11. It later was recovered on the side of Interstate 270 with a broken window.

Woods was arrested at her residence without incident by Gahanna police and taken to the division’s holding facility. She then was transported to the Franklin County Jail to await a hearing.

Gahanna police credited neighbors for their patience and assistance in the investigation.