By Frank Lewis
A Jackson, Ohio, man picked up on a warrant has reportedly found to also be in possession of drugs. The Portsmouth Police Department arrested Jason A. Oiler, 28, who — according to authorities — will face criminal charges.
Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said at around 7:39 p.m. Thursday, the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force with assistance from the patrol division of the Portsmouth Police Department arrested Oiler on an outstanding arrest warrant that had been issued by the Jackson, Ohio, Municipal Court pertaining to the criminal offenses of obstructing justice and resisting arrest.
Oiler was found by officers while walking on a grocery store parking lot in the 2300 block of Gallia Street in Portsmouth when he was apprehended. During a search involved involved in the arrest, Officers said Oiler was found in possession of Oxycodone pills, over $1,500 cash, and a substance believed by officers to be the drug known as “bath salts”.
Oiler was placed in the Scioto County Jail and is being held until his appearance in Jackson Municipal Court. A holder was also placed on Oiler by the Jackson Municipal Court Probation Department.
Oiler will face criminal charges in Scioto County in the future when the task force forwards the case to the Scioto County Prosecutors Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury for the consideration of felony drug charges.
Ware and Donini thanked the public for their assistance in the case and requested anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force; to contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.