With the confiscation of 19 grams of suspected heroin and seven grams of suspected cocaine, law enforcement officers have reported arresting a Portsmouth man. Stacy L. Seymour, 43, of 1611 Summit St., is charged with trafficking in heroin, a felony of the second degree, trafficking in cocaine, a felony of the fourth degree, possession of oxycodone and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Thursday, the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, assisted by detectives from the Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, executed a narcotics-related search warrant at Seymour’s Summit Street residence.
Officers said they seized several oxycodone pills, suboxone sublingual film, a small amount of marijuana, digital scales, over $2,700 cash and additional evidence of drug trafficking.
They said Seymour eventually surrendered a bag containing 19 grams of suspected heroin and seven grams of suspected cocaine that had been concealed on his person.
Seymour was placed in the Scioto County Jail and was to be arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Friday at 9 a.m.
The case against Seymour 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.
In a joint statement, Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini thanked the public for their assistance in the case and requested anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force to contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.