The Portsmouth Police Department's Narcotics unit had received information about the two women. Officers set up surveillance at the bus stop and waited for them to exit the bus.
Officers said they saw Jamaica Galloway, who had previously been arrested on drugs and weapons charges, get off the bus with another woman. As the investigators approached, the women saw them and started to walk away. The police officer called Galloway's name and she turned and gave the officer another name.
When they confirmed her identity, officers tried to arrest and handcuff her. Galloway resisted and fled on foot along the railroad tracks behind the Dairy Queen on Chillicothe Street, police said.
A police officer used a TASER, a gun-shaped device that shoots two copper wires conducting 50,000 volts of electricity that cause the suspect to drop to the ground.
The leads to the copper wire broke, breaking the circuit, and Galloway got up and started to run again when she pulled a baggie from her pocket and began throwing white rocks.
She then was secured by police. According to the report, the rocks were crack cocaine.
The other woman, Jazzmyn Litzy, was advised of her Miranda Rights and was asked if she had any illegal substances. She said she had crack cocaine in her clothing.
Police recovered a total of 225 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $112,500.
Galloway, 25, of 3014 Gleska Drive, Columbus, was charged with two first-degree felonies, possession of drugs - crack cocaine in excess of 100 grams and trafficking in drugs - crack cocaine in excess of 100 grams.
Her bond from the Scioto County Common Pleas Court also was revoked.
Litzy, 26, 3414 Penfield Road, Columbus, was charged with two first-degree felonies, possession of drugs - crack cocaine 25 to 100 grams and trafficking in drugs - crack cocaine 25 to 100 grams.
Both suspects are considered to be major drug offenders because of the amount of crack cocaine recovered. Additional charges are pending against the two.
Anyone with information about drug activity in Portsmouth can call the Portsmouth Police Department's Narcotics Unit at (740) 354-DRUG (3784). In New Boston, call the New Boston Police's drug hotline at (740) 456-4144. In Scioto County, call the Scioto County Sheriff's Office at (740) 355-8245. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
MARK SHAFFER can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 235.