From PDT staff reports
Thursday, officers from the Portsmouth Police Department executed a search warrant at 1507 Fifth St. in Portsmouth, resulting from numerous complaints of drug activity and undercover purchases of crack cocaine at the residence.
Upon entering the residence, identified by authorities as a “smoke house,” officers encountered 12 to 14 adults inside in various rooms of the house.
A “smoke house” is a residence where crack cocaine users go to smoke and also to buy small amounts of the drug and wait for crack to be delivered.
A search of the residence revealed crack pipes and drug paraphernalia along with a small amount of crack cocaine, a shotgun and prescription medication, police said.
The residence is rented by Jeffrey Scott, 44, who was charged with allowing the drug activity to occur inside his residence.
Paul T. Scott, of Portsmouth, 35, reportedly had two warrants from Portsmouth Municipal Court; Richard Scott, of Portsmouth, 43, had two warrants from Portsmouth Municipal Court and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; Jason A. Scott, of Portsmouth, 22, was charged with drug abuse and possession of cocaine; Toni Yarbrough, of Portsmouth, 43, indictment from the Scioto County Common Pleas Court; and Daniel D. Carter, of Kentucky, 22, had warrants out of Summit County Sheriff's Office for FTA on kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Other charges are pending, officials said.
Chief Charles Horner encourages people in the city of Portsmouth to call in reports of drug activity to (740) 354-3784 (DRUG) and Sheriff Marty V. Donini encourages citizens in the county to call in reports of drug activity to the Sheriff's Office at (740) 354-7566.