PDT Staff Writer
Portsmouth Police have again made a drug arrest in a house where children were present at the time.
Carlton P. Shultz, 54, of 301 Dunlap Rd., Portsmouth will face charges of trafficking in drugs included in schedule I or II, and possession of criminal tools, while Kathy Adkins and her son Matthew Adkins were arrested for probation violations.
Officers said the Portsmouth Police Narcotics Unit, along with Scioto County Common Pleas probation officers visited a home where Kathy Adkins and her son Matthew Adkins were living with Kathy Adkins' boyfriend Carlton Shultz.
Officers said when they arrived they found Kathy Adkins and an unknown female with two small children in the living room.
Police said Kathy Adkins told them there was no one else in the residence, but upon searching the premises officers found Matthew Adkins in the laundry room and Carlton Shultz in bed.
Upon further searching, police said the found 30 15-milligram and 163 30-milligram oxycodone tablets along with various other types of medication.
Officers also found documents indicating drug transactions by Shultz inside a water bottle with a hidden compartment.
Shultz was arrested and taken to jail for trafficking in oxycodone 5 and 50 times bulk in the vicinity of a juvenile and possession of criminal tools for the water bottle.
Both Kathy and Matthew Adkins were arrested for probation violation.
In other drug arrests, Tony R. Martin, 36, of 38 Clay Dr., Lucasville was found passed out behind the wheel of his car on a parking lot at 1648 11th St., with his foot on the brake and the car running.
When officers woke him, they said he told them he was taking oxycodone.
During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly located two syringes -- drug abuse instruments -- in his front shirt pocket and a small foil wrapper containing a green vegetation, identified as marijuana in his front right pants pocket.
Martin is charged with having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, suspension, possessing drug abuse instruments and possession of drugs.
The Scioto County Sheriff's Office made an arrest when they spotted a vehicle going left of center on Custus Street in West Portsmouth.
Taken into custody was Robert T. Taylor, 29, of 2374 Edgewood Dr., Portsmouth for possession of drug abuse instruments.
Taylor was a passenger in the car.
Taylor was found to have a bench warrant from Portsmouth Municipal Court for failure to report to probation officers.
When deputies searched him they allegedly found a sock in his jacket pocket and asked what was inside.
Taylor reportedly told them there was a spoon and needles in the sock.
Deputies said when they unwrapped the sock they found two hypodermic syringes and a metal spoon with what appeared to be drug residue, described as a white powdery substance, and burnt on the bottom.
Taylor was transported to Scioto County Jail and charged with a bench warrant and possession of drug abuse instruments.