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Southern Ohio Major Task Force Take Down Several Drug Traffickers in Pike County

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Ohio Attorney General David Yost, Pike County Sheriff Tracy Evans, Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer, New Boston Police Chief Carl Compton, Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman and Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk announce that two (2) narcotics related search warrants were executed by the Southern Ohio Organized & Major Crimes Task Force in the village of Piketon, Ohio


Pike County Sheriff Tracy Evans reports that on Friday April 1, 2022 the Piketon Police Department, Waverly Police Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force served two narcotic related search warrants in the village of Piketon. The search warrants come after a lengthy investigation by the Piketon Police Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force. The warrants were executed at
220 East Third Street and 215 Forsythe Street, both in Piketon. Several individuals were arrested on warrants for drug trafficking and drug possession. Substances believed to be methamphetamine, Xanax, and fentanyl, along with digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and hypodermic syringes were found during the search of the properties.


Sheriff vans states that Joseph Lemaster, Sarah Trent, and Christopher Hodge were arrested on warrants, including drug trafficking and drug possession along with Joshua Goode and Billie Jo Osborne were arrested on warrants for drug trafficking and theft of a motor vehicle

Sheriff Evans states that this investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the Pike County Grand Jury at a future date for consideration of additional charges.

Sheriff Evans request anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crime Task Force, should phone the Task force tip line at (740) 354-5656 or email [email protected]├žountysheriff.com.All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.