Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer and Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announce that an investigation conducted by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, consisting of narcotics detectives from the Portsmouth Police Department, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, and Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have dismantled a drug trafficking organization operating within Scioto County, Ohio.
On December 31st, 2022, the task force along with the Scioto County Prosecutors Office presented findings of a drug trafficking investigation involving the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine a.k.a. “ice” to a special session of a Scioto County Grand Jury. The grand jury returned a (72) count indictment charging (18) individuals with various felony offenses including, but not limited to; Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the 1st degree, Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 1st degree, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a felony of the 1st degree, Conspiracy to Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the 2nd degree and Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the 2nd degree.
The Scioto County Common Pleas Court issued arrest warrants on the indictment for the following individuals: 29 year-old Jehwaun A Booker, Jr of Dayton, Ohio, 22 year-old Jehquan A Booker of Dayton, Ohio, 26 year-old Jasmyne Anderson of Dayton, Ohio, 28 year-old Shaquille Thomas of Dayton, Ohio, 20 year-old Papa S Ndiaye of Dayton, Ohio, 29 year-old Ronald L Daniels of Dayton, Ohio, 47 year-old Lawrence C Hicks of Cincinnati, Ohio, 27 year-old Antone Jackson of Dayton, Ohio, 20 year-old Ashtyn Gibson of Dayton, Ohio, 48 year-old Kristina L Creveling of Portsmouth, Ohio, 32 year-old Jay A Castelli of Portsmouth, Ohio, 48 year-old George E Webster of Portsmouth, Ohio, 26 year-old Shanel E Weatherford of Portsmouth, Ohio, 27 year-old George Meade of Portsmouth, Ohio, 22 year-old Elissa Williams of Portsmouth, Ohio, 26 year-old Teresa A Boyle of Portsmouth, Ohio, 50 year-old Roger E Turner, III of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and 46 year-old Karen M Green of Wheelersburg, Ohio.
On January 10th , 2023, personnel with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, Portsmouth Police Department, Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, and FBI conducted operations in Scioto County and Dayton, Ohio, which resulted in the apprehension of a number of the indicted subjects for their alleged involvement in the drug trafficking organization.
Ronald Lennex, Courtney Gaines, and Susan Carver, all of Portsmouth, Ohio, were also arrested on indictments unrelated to the investigation and placed in the Scioto County Jail.
As of January 10th , 2023, Jahquan Booker, Antone Jackson, Ronald Daniels, Papa Ndiaye, Kristina Creveling, Theresa Boyle, and Lawrence Hicks are still being sought by law enforcement. All apprehended subjects are either incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail, Montgomery County Ohio Jail or the Ohio Dept. of Corrections and are waiting to be arraigned in Scioto County Common Pleas Court.
The investigation to date has yielded in excess of (1,722) grams of suspected
methamphetamine, approximately (151) grams of suspected fentanyl, and (5) firearms.
Chief Brewer and Sheriff Thoroughman would like to thank the Safe Streets and RANGE Task Force in Dayton, Ohio as well as the public for their assistance with the investigation. They would also like to thank the tactical medics with the Portsmouth Fire Dept. and the Southern Ohio Organized & Major Crimes Task Force for their assistance with the operation on January 10th.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Booker, Jackson, Daniels, Ndiaye, Creveling, Boyle, or Hicks can contact the Portsmouth P.D. at (740) 353-4101, Scioto County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 354-7566, or the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force tip line at (740) 354-5656
Chief Brewer and Sheriff Thoroughman request anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, should phone the Task Force tip line or email [email protected]. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous