UPDATE: Two arrested during Vinton Avenue raid

Published: Aug. 3, 2016 at 2:38 PM EDT
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UPDATE 8/5/16


PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The arrest of a Dayton man earlier this week has led to the arrest of two others following a raid at a residence in Portsmouth.

Tuesday, members of the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force arrested George Lucas, 37, of Dayton, Ohio, on outstanding warrants and a parole violation. Investigators say they found about $9,300 cash, a small amount heroin and several Xanax pills in his vehicle.

As a result of the arrest, task force members executed a narcotics search warrant Thursday afternoon at a residence in the 2000 block of Vinton Street in Portsmouth.

Stanley Eugene Hatfield, 29, who lived at the Vinton Avenue address, and Megan Leanne Trapp, 23 of Wheelersburg, Ohio were arrested on outstanding warrants.

Detectives say they seized evidence suspected of being related to drug trafficking as well as a small amount of counterfeit money from the residence.

Both Hatfield and Trapp are being held in the Scioto County Jail.

The case against Lucas and other individuals, believed to have been involved with Lucas, will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury for the consideration of felony drug related charges.


PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Drugs and thousands of dollars in cash were seized from a man during a traffic stop Tuesday.

Scioto County Sheriff's Deputies, the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force and Portsmouth Police arrested George Lucas, 37 of Dayton, Ohio, after they stopped his vehicle in the 2100 block of Scioto Trail in Portsmouth.

Authorities say Lucas was stopped because he had an outstanding warrant for violating parole.

During the search after his arrest, detectives seized about $9,300 cash, a small amount of suspected heroin and several suspected Xanax pills.

Lucas is being held without bond in the Scioto County Jail. His case will now be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury for consideration of felony drug charges.