12 Arrested on Felony Charges in Scioto County Drug Blitz

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Twelve people were arrested over the weekend during a two-day drug blitz in Scioto County, Ohio.

Portsmouth Police, New Boston Police, Ohio Investigative Unit, Ohio BCI, Scioto County Prosecutor's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol participated in the blitz on Friday and Saturday.

The blitz was supported by the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which also helped with funding.

Officers focused on working areas known for high drug activity.

There were 12 felony arrests made during the blitz.

Three of the arrests were made by troopers on US 23. They seized 52 grams of crack cocaine in one stop, 117 grams of heroin in a separate stop, and four grams of crack cocaine in a third stop.

An additional stop was made that resulted in the seizure of a small amount marijuana, and a loaded gun.

Portsmouth Police worked a case stemming from a criminal trespassing charge, that resulted in the arrest of one person on a felony warrant. They also seized nearly one pound of marijuana from a residence. Two people in the residence were charged with trafficking drugs.

New Boston Police made several felony arrests, and seized 216 pills, including several Oxycodone pills.

Along with the felony arrests, there were also six misdemeanor arrests, five felony warrants served, six misdemeanor warrants served, 22 driving under suspension charges, and eight OVI arrests.

The names of the suspects have not been released. Some of the cases are being presented to a grand jury to determine what charges will be filed.

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