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A Lucasville woman faces charges stemming from what authorities say was part of organized criminal activity resulting in distribution of thousands of narcotics. Randi Vanhoose, 20, of 3188 Hiles Road, was arrested on a Warrant on Indictment pertaining to the criminal offenses of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first degree felony; two counts of trafficking in drugs, first degree felonies; and conspiracy to engage in drug trafficking, a second degree felony.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, which consists of narcotics detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, the Portsmouth Police Department, and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, worked together to complete an investigation into her activities leading to the arrest without incident at around 5:15 p.m. last Thursday (Aug. 23) on Hiles Road.

The indictment warrant stemmed from a case presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury by Scioto County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit detectives and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office involving Vanhoose and several other individuals, which were believed by task force detectives to have engaged in organized criminal activity and dumped thousands of Oxycodone pills onto the streets of Scioto County.

Vanhoose was placed in the Scioto County Jail and is being held without bond until she is arraigned in Scioto County Common Pleas Court.

“I want to thank the public for their assistance in this case,” Donini said.

Anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force can contact the Sheriff’s Office drug line at 740-351-1094, the Portsmouth Police drug line at 740-354-DRUG (3784), or by emailing drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. He said all information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com

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