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Task force arrests five in drug bust in Scioto County, Ohio

(From left to right) Roger Jones, 62, Anthony L. Lewis, 36, April D. Blair, 33, all of Portsmouth, Dustin L. Payne, 28, and Eric J. Henderson, 27, both of Columbus were arrested and charged with possession of drugs in a Scioto County, Ohio, bust, police and deputies. (Southern Ohio Drug Task Force)

The Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of five people in connection to a drug trafficking investigation.

Roger Jones, 62, Anthony L. Lewis, 36, April D. Blair, 33, all of Portsmouth, Dustin L. Payne, 28, and Eric J. Henderson, 27, both of Columbus were arrested and charged with possession of drugs, according to a news release from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

The task force, along with members of the Portsmouth police and sheriff's department, searched Jones' home in the 1600 block of Third Street in Portsmouth about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Detectives seized evidence suspected of being related to drug-trafficking.

The suspects were taken to the Scioto County Jail. The case will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor's Office and will be presented to a grand jury.

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