Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware announced at 7:07 a.m., Nov. 2nd, the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, which consists of narcotics detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Portsmouth Police Department as well as agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of FBI Swat and additional law enforcement personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department executed a narcotics – related search warrant at the residence of 39-year-old David Wilson and 31-year-old Rebecca Smith, located at 2884 Careys Run Pond Creek Road West Portsmouth, Ohio.
Upon a search of the residence, law enforcement officers seized over one pound of suspected heroin, 111 grams of suspected methamphetamine a.k.a “ice,” an undetermined amount of marijuana, four handguns, approximately $10,751 cash, and additional evidence of drug trafficking.
Wilson and Smith, along with 23-year-old D’Angelo Davon Peake of Dayton, Ohio, 25-year-old Randy J. Heard of Dayton, Ohio, and 20-year-old Mathew Isaac Parker of Minford, Ohio were arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking in Drugs, felonies of the 1st and 2nd degrees, and two counts of Possession of Drugs, also felonies of the 1st and 2nd degrees.
Peake was additionally charged with Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the 3rd degree, while Heard also had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Montgomery County, Ohio for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Violating Probation.
All arrestees were placed in the Scioto County Jail and are to be arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Friday Nov. 3, at 9 a.m.
The case is still under investigation and will eventually be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury for the