By Frank Lewis

August 23, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

A Columbus woman is facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday night in Scioto County. Troopers of the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they stopped a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am on U.S. 23 in Lucasville around 8:05 p.m. for a moving violation.

Troopers said criminal indicators were present, and after questioning the passenger, she reportedly advised them she was concealing contraband on her person.

At the Portsmouth Post, the woman, identifed as Shameka A. Gavin, 27, reportedly voluntarily forfeited approximately 84 grams of suspected cocaine and eight grams of suspected marijuana. Troopers said the contraband has a street value of approximately $8,500.

Gavin was charged with possession of cocaine, a felony of the first degree and was cited into Portsmouth Municipal Court.

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