Two arrested on felony drug charges

September 18, 2012


PDT Staff Writer

Troopers from the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol confiscated 77 Xanax tablets and 50 grams of cocaine in making two arrests over the weekend. Troopers said they stopped a 2000 Chrysler Sebring on U.S. 23 South of Lucasville for a traffic violation.

The vehicle was operated by Deidra L. Lucas, 45, from Orion, Mich., and was accompanied by Shanice S. Eubanks, 20, of Detroit, Mich. During an administrative inventory of the vehicle, 77 Xanax tablets were located behind the front passenger seat. Upon further questioning the front passenger admitted to having approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine concealed on her person.

Lucas was charged with having no operators license and two counts of felony drug possession. Eubanks was charged with two counts of felony drug possession.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com.