Portsmouth Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Friday just after 2:30 a.m. of a 2003 Gray Honda Accord in the 1500 block of 12th Street.
The owner of the vehicle Ashley Enz, 34, was driving the vehicle and had an active warrant through Portsmouth Municipal Court. Enz was detained while officers identified the passenger as Brian Louderback, 37. With the vehicle being impounded, officers instructed Louderback to exit the vehicle and performed a search of his pockets for weapons or illegal items.
Louderback was found to have a small plastic baggie containing an unknown white powder substance. Louderback told police that the powder was coffee creamer. In the vehicle, officers located a laptop bag containing 11 syringes, and a blue band commonly used as a tourniquet to abuse drugs. Louderback stated that the laptop bag belonged to him and he was transported to the Scioto County Jail and booked on charges of possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.
In a separate incident that occurred on Friday, officers responded to 1311 9th Street after a caller stated someone had covered his vehicle in food.
Upon arrival, officers noted the vehicle appeared to be smeared with macaroni and cheese and tortilla shells. The owner of the vehicle stated an argument had occurred between his daughter and a neighbor regarding trash left in the neighbor’s yard. Officers spoke with the neighbor and confirmed that the argument had taken place, but the neighbor denied having anything to do with the incident.
Officers noted that the report would be closed for the time being, but would be reopened and further investigated if more information was brought forward.
Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932
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