Pills and money seized in arrest


By Frank Lewis - flewis@civitasmedia.com



Approximately 71 ocycodone pills and over $1,200 cash was confiscated in the arrest of Janie Lynn Jackson, 40 of 285 Center St. in Lucasville.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware said on Friday, (March 31, 2017) at approximately 9 a.m., the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force with assistance from detectives with the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office executed a narcotics-related search warrant at Jackson’s residence..

At that time, detectives said they seized the pills and the cash.

Jackson was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree and was placed in the Scioto County Jail pending arraignment in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday morning.

The case will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury for the consideration of additional felony drug-related charges.

Anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force can 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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By Frank Lewis

flewis@civitasmedia.com

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.