Heroin seized in arrests

Heroin with a street value of $4,200, $1,100 in cash and digital scales have been confiscated and two people arrested in a bust made by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announce that two individuals from Portsmouth, Ohio have been arrested for possessing heroin by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

According to Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini, on Thursday at approximately 7:35 p.m., task force officers with assistance from detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of 43 year old Charles Price and 39 year old Amanda Stewart located at 1821 Grandview Avenue in Portsmouth.

Officers said during a search of the residence and property, officers seized approximately thirty five grams of suspected heroin with a street value of approximately $4,200, over $1,100 cash and digital scales.

Price and Stewart were charged with possession of heroin, a felony of the second degree, and placed in the Scioto County Jail.

Price and Stewart were to be arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and the case will eventually be submitted to the Scioto County Prosecutors Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury for the consideration of additional felony drug offenses.

Anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force is requested to contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or email [email protected] All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

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