Man Arrested in Scioto County on Suspected Heroin Trafficking

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, assisted by the Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, stopped a vehicle in the 1900 block of Grant Street in Portsmouth. Due to evidence obtained during an active task force investigation, the driver, identified as 24-year-old James Reed, of Dayton, Ohio, was arrested and charged with trafficking in suspected heroin. During a search of the suspect’s motel room on Kendall Avenue, officers seized over $2000 in cash, 12 grams of suspected heroin, digital scales, and additional evidence of drug trafficking. Reed was lodged in the Scioto County Jail.

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