Two arrested on drug charges

Authorities confiscated 37 grams of suspected heroin, 15 grams of suspected cocaine, two firearms, approximately $1,100 cash, digital scales and additional drug trafficking-related evidence, and arrested two individuals in the execution of a search warrant.

Gregory A. Brown, 60, and Joseph Kyle Jenkins, 19, were arrested and placed in the Scioto County Jail. Both Brown and Jenkins were charged with trafficking in heroin, a felony of the second degree. Brown was additionally charged with trafficking in cocaine, a felony of the third degree, while Jenkins was additionally charged with having a weapon while under disability, also a felony of the third degree.

Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said the two Portsmouth residents were arrested after a search warrant was executed at 2923 North Hill Road in Portsmouth, Thursday at 8:50 a.m. by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force with the assistance of officers from the Portsmouth Police Department and detectives with the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.

Brown and Jenkins were arraigned at 9:00 a.m. on Friday in Portsmouth Municipal Court.

The case will 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.

Ware and Donini thanked the public for their assistance in the case and said anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force can 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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By Frank Lewis

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