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Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


On April 11 officers from the PPD assisted the Portsmouth Municipal Court on a home visit to 1829 High Street, Portsmouth the residence of probationer Ronzell McNeal.


Upon entry into the residence officers observed several adults present along with a three-year-old.


A search of the residence and officers recovered 75 grams of Heroin with a street value of $11,000 packaged to sell. Officers also found $332 in cash and a set of digital scales.


Those identified at the scene included Christopher M. “Pierre” Johnson, 35, of High Street, Portsmouth. Laquinn Davis, 23, and Dominique L. Reed, 19, both of Dayton. They were arrested for trafficking drugs within the vicinity of a Juvenile.


Also arrested was Timothy McCann, 32, of Thomas Ave, Portsmouth for possession of heroin, receiving stolen property and illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon into a courthouse.


All four are lodged in the Scioto County Jail and will be scheduled for preliminary hearing in Portsmouth Municipal Court. Additional charges on the four are being presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury.


According to released information from the Portsmouth Police Department, the officers responded to two recent events resulting in drug arrests.


In a separate incident, PPD officers officers responded to 1217 Cole Avenue on April 12 on a call of suspicious activity. Upon responding to the residence officers found two adults and four children living at the residence with an active methamphetamine lab in the kitchen.


The children were taken by children’s services and the Portsmouth Fire Department was called to the scene due to the explosiveness of the chemicals. A detective specializing in the dis-assembly of meth labs was called to the scene to clear the lab.


Arrested were a Jonathan Pyles, 32 and Georgia Peterman, 30, both of 1217 Cole Avenue.


The pair were charged with the illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony of the first degree, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, a felony of the third degree, endangering children, a felony of the third degree and possessing criminal tools, a felony of the fifth degree.


According to released information, the first degree felony charged against the couple is the most serious charge and carries a penalty of up to 11 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. The pair has a preliminary hearing in Portsmouth Municipal Court next week.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.


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