Traffic Stop Leads to Crack Cocaine Arrest

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

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a traffic stop in Portsmouth turned into a drug bust.

The incident happened after troopers stopped a car on 13th Street in Portsmouth at 3:05 a.m. Thursday for a moving violation.

The driver, Lennon L. Brown, 29, of Portsmouth, was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

During a search, troopers say they found a baggie containing 24 individual bags of crack cocaine in Brown’s pants pocket. They also seized $2,710 in cash.

Troopers said the drugs have a street value of approximately $2,600.

After the drug find, Brown was charged with possession of cocaine and trafficking cocaine.

Brown is now in the Scioto County Jail.

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