When detectives seize 68 suspected Oxycodone pills, 34 suspected Xanax pills and $700 cash, someone is probably going to be arrested. That’s what members of the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force say happened Wednesday.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware said the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force with assistance from detectives with the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and Portsmouth Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 196 Center Street in Lucasville, Ohio at approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Detectives said they seized 68 suspected Oxycodone pills, 34 suspected Xanax pills, over $700 cash, and additional evidence related to drug trafficking.
Taken into custody were Shirley A. Pollard, 46 and Jessica Mills, 31 of 95 Cyprus Avenue, Lucasville, Ohio. The two were charged with trafficking in oxycodone within the vicinity of a juvenile, a felony of the second degree, and trafficking in Xanax within the vicinity of a juvenile, a felony of the fourth degree.
Both Pollard and Mills were placed in the Scioto County Jail and arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected to be made.
The case will eventually be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury for the consideration of additional felony, drug-related, charges.
Donini and Ware 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@example.com. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.