Four North Hill Road residents arrested for drugs

By Frank Lewis -

Gregory Brown

Gregory Brown

Billie Brown

Multiple charges presented to the Scioto County grand jury has resulted in four warrants on indictments and four Portsmouth residents being arrested on drug charges. Gregory A. Brown, 60; Billie J. Brown, 58; Joseph K. Jenkins, 19 and Ariel R. Anderson, 24, all of 2923 North Hill Road were arrested by members of the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

A case presented to a Scioto County grand jury by the task force and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office resulted in all four individuals being indicted for multiple counts of trafficking in heroin, felonies of the first, second, and fourth degrees, conspiracy to trafficking in heroin, a felony of the second degree, possession of heroin, a felony of the second degree, trafficking and possession of cocaine, both felonies of the third degree, having a weapon while under disability, a felony of the third degree, and possession of criminal tools, a felony of the fifth degree. Firearms specifications were also attached to some of the indicted offenses.

Back on May 26, 2016, task force detectives seized approximately 37 grams of suspected heroin, approximately 15 grams of suspected cocaine, two firearms, approximately $1,100 cash, digital scales, and additional drug trafficking – related evidence at the 2923 North Hill Road residence.

All arrestees were placed in the Scioto County Jail and are being held without bond until they are arraigned in Scioto County Common Pleas Court.

Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini thanked the public for their assistance in the case and request 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 All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

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Billie Brown Brown

By Frank Lewis

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.