Task Force arrests Columbus man on heroin charges

By Frank Lewis

October 21, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware say on Saturday, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force arrested Deshawn L. Gravely, 29, of 3134 Allegheny Ave. Apt. C Columbus, during a traffic stop on U.S. 23 South in Rosemount.

During a search of the vehicle Gravely occupied, officers said they seized approximately 22 grams of suspected crack cocaine.

Gravely was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the second degree, and possession of drugs, also a felony of the second degree.

Gravely was placed in the Scioto County Jail and held on $40,000 bond.

The case against Gravely will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury.

Donini and Ware said anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, may contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or email drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

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